Letter: Airlines should adopt pay-by-weight

Let us not be jerked about by cheap flights and extra billing. Pay-by-weight would be fair and all airlines could compete for your weight. 

  • Nov. 22, 2016 5:00 p.m.

To the editor:

We have had a holiday in Europe and have experienced paying $80 per suitcase if they have to be checked in. One small carry case to go in the overhead was free.

Now United Airlines wants you also to pay to use the overhead bins.

This is getting too stupid. If you bought a seat on a plane that is one cost, then you and your suit cases etc. will stand on the scale to be weighed and you will pay so much per kilogram for your flight — period — no more extra charges.

The airlines that carry freight charges by the kilogram because it costs X dollars to lift your freight into the air and pass over to the next landing place.

Let us not be jerked about by cheap flights and have all the extra bullshit piled on top. This would be “fair billing” and all airlines could compete for your weight.

Jorgen Hansen, Kelowna

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