Maybe it would give me some extra motivation...lol. In the article they mention an airline that offered wider seats - we would absolutely pay fo those. The flying experience gets worse every year.
I wonder how this would work here in the US with the ADA. Obesity is concerned a disease, whether you agree or not, so would this be considered harassment or discrimination? Also, what about people who have weight issues that are out of their control as a result of other disabilities?
I don't have a problem with this at all. It's for safety matters!
Actually, my weight was taken here in the USA when I went on a helicopter ride in the Grand Canyon.
After the weight was taken, it was established where each passenger could sit to have an even weight distributed.
Again: safety matters.
We had a flight delay last year due to an icy runway. They told us they needed people to volunteer to get off the flight to get the weight of the plane lower for stopping purposes. They took people off, then ended up filling the plane anyway before we left so who knows what that was really about?
So just to clarify my views, yes, for safety issues I do agree it's needed, especially on small planes and helicopters absolutely. For monetary gain, I am not so much in agreement.
I read an article once that says the reason you are charged more for over weight luggage is to defray workers comp claims by baggage handlers for back and other related injuries.
I would just stay home. Although on one flight to Aruba the attendant asked if we would be willing to change seats because they were trying to distribute the weight more evenly. We said no problem, but I did ask kind of jokingly if it was because we looked like the heavy ones. We did get extra room seats for free though!
I am not overweight, but any flight they think they need to weigh everyone for safety is probably a plane I don't want to fly. Flying is the safest way to travel and has been long before anyone thought about weighing people...JMO.