- American Samoa governor wants Hawaiian Airline's airfares to come down
American Samoa Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is exploring options to reduce airfares from Hawaii to the U.S. territory, including having the government buy a stake in Hawaiian Airlines.
Radio New Zealand International reports Moliga has discussed options for bringing down fares with territorial leaders and an official with the U.S. Department of the Interior, that that the idea of buying shares of Hawaiian Airlines, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: HA), which operates two flights per…
- Beekeepers create buzz with UK Parliament protest
LONDON (AP) — Scores of worried beekeepers — and a brace of fashionistas — have gathered outside Britain's Parliament in a bid to convince the government to back a ban on pesticides that have been blamed for a worrying drop in bee populations.
- Conservatives likely to retake power in Paraguay
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay is poised to elect as its new president a conservative candidate from the party that backed strongman Alfredo Stroessner during 35 years of iron rule, returning the executive branch to the wealthy interests that have traditionally dominated this poor South American nation despite the election of a leftist ex-bishop in 2008.
- Snapshot: Airline to charge travelers by weight +“Finding Nemo” sequel
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*Airline to charge travelers by weight
Samoa Air plans to charge a flat rate based on what passengers weigh, reports Slate.…
- Samoan airline says pay by weight plan "fairest" way to fly
By Michael Sin SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Samoan airline that says it is the world's first carrier to charge passengers by their weight rather than per seat defends the plan as the fairest way to fly, in some cases actually ending up cheaper than conventional tickets. Samoa Air, which opened in 2012, asks passengers to declare their personal weight during booking, which is then charged per kilogram (2.2 lb) at a rate dependent on flight length. The customers will also be weighed at the check-in counter. ...
- Samoa Air charging passengers by the pound
Samoa Air has perhaps become the first airline to begin charging passengers according to their weight, a practice the head of the airline says is "the fairest way of traveling."
The BBC reports Samoa Air head Chris Langton told Australia's ABC Radio that airlines run on weight, and that smaller aircraft have less variance that they can accept in the difference in weight between passengers, which is why the airline began charging by the kilogram.
The BBC notes Samoa Air flies domestically and to…
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