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Last week I saw a special report on American Airlines. The report by 9News Denver noted that American has made each one of its drink carts 12 pounds lighter. Multiply this weight savings over 19,000 carts and 600 planes, and American is saving 1.8 million gallons of fuel equating to $5 Million.


I know that weighing each passenger and their carryon baggage may bring airport delays and complaints, but what if passengers could opt-in for the weigh in? What if that opt-in could reduce your ticket price, result in a refund or perhaps reward you with some frequent flyer miles?


Would you opt for an airport weigh in if it took a bit more time, but you could be rewarded for being lighter than the “average” passenger?

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