Pago Pago International Airport are Weighing Overweight Passengers
Pago Pago International Airport are reportedly taking their travel policies to the next level.
According to the New York Post, Pago Pago International Airport in American Samoa implemented a policy for customers flying Hawaiian Airlines which prohibits them from pre-selecting their seats.
The new policy is an attempt to meet the airplane's weight and balance requirements and staff will now be taking each passengers' weight into account before allocating seats, and may also ask some passengers to be weighed.
Obviously this policy has been met with outrage and offense. The New York Post reports that Avamua Dave Haleck and Daniel King have already filed formal complaints to the U.S. Transportation Department.
Speaking about the policy on Radio New Zealand, Haleck had a question about Hawaiin Airline's claim that the policy is about safety, asking, "So have we been flying unsafe for all these years?"
It's quite the shock in today's overly sensitive culture to make a decision based on a person's weight. To date there hasn't been a single commercial plane crash caused by an obese passenger.
Obesity is the unspoken epidemic no one seems allowed to talk about, with the various 'body positivity' movements ignoring the scientifically and statistically provable health issues caused by obesity, demonising the character of anyone that dares to speak out against it. But weighing passengers boarding flights does seem harsh.
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