Airlines, like passengers, aim to fly lean

While the practice of a Samoan airline charging passengers by weight is unlikely to take off in the U.S., weight is still an important factor in airline profitability. "Obviously, the more weight you carry on the aircraft, the more it costs in fuel to fly that aircraft from Point A to Point B," said Andrew Kemmetmueller, the CEO of Allegiant Systems.

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