Weighing more may mean expensive flights

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Melbourne, Aug 4 : Travelling in AIRASIA X might take a toll on passengers who carry a little extra pounds, for the airline is thinking of charging passengers depending on their weight.

The move comes in line with the rising fuel prices, and aimed at helping " Aussies lose weight," reports News.com.au. AirAsia X general manager Darren Wright said that the airline is considering weighing passengers to calculate the overall weight of the aircraft.

While Australia's airlines vowed never to weigh passengers, Wright revealed that AirAsia X is thinking of putting up more extreme measures to increase revenue if fuel continues its march to 200 dollars per barrel. He agrees that the move would be difficult to implement, but said that charging larger passengers "could help Aussies lose weight".

The new weighing system in place, he said, would enable the airline to calculate the remaining weight allowance to be taken up with additional cargo.

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