New Airline Selling England By The Pound

derrie-air flying by the pound photo

London and Chicago, too. Airlines are getting so aggressive now, charging for extra luggage, cutting back on everything that adds weight to the plane. So let's get serious about it: why not charge passengers by the pound? They do it already with freight, and it really does make a difference in fuel consumption. (full disclosure: for me, a flight from Philly to LA would only cost three hundred bucks). Derrie-Air is also carbon neutral:

"The magic comes from our one of a kind "Sliding Scale"—the more you weigh, the more you'll pay. After all, it takes more fuel—more energy—to get more weight from point A to point B. So we will charge passengers based on how much mass they add to the plane. The heavier you and your luggage are, the more trees we'll plant to make up for the trouble of flying you from place to place." More information at ::Derrie-Air

From the ::Philadelphia Enquirer via ::Geekologie

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