Minneapolis (PRWEB) July 25, 2005
Last November, the Centers for Disease Control released a report and published by The American Journal of Preventive Medicine that overweight passengers were costing the airlines over $275 million in added fuel costs.
It is no secret that the airlines are suffering under the high cost of jet fuel and that we have airlines in bankruptcy and airlines on the verge of bankruptcy and that the high cost of jet fuel is having a negative affect on the airlines.
But it's more than just extra fuel. The CDC also claims the added weight causes enviromental issues as the added fuel also increases the amount of carbon dioxide release by nearly 4 tons.
And while we may think that obseity is just about someone else the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics show that 30 percent of U.S. adults 20 years of age and older - over 60 million people - are obese. Are we getting so heavy it's costing industry and does the Airline Industry have a right to charge us for those extra pounds.
After a steady flow of emails from people wanting to discuss this issue http://Airlines.Ws is conducting a poll and accepting your comments.
Should airlines charge overweight passengers more for their airline tickets?
Are airlines simply trying to expand their revenue base? Is this simply a case of the health police? Or is this sound business charging overweight passengers the cost of added weight?
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