“Talofa, the weight is over”
Yes, yes I know I’m so excited this will be my first trip to Samoa.
“No chubster. Not wait – WEIGHT!! – cough up the extra cash”
I’m sure I’m not breaking any news here by reporting Samoa Air has decided to charge their airfares – which they are pithily calling ‘Air-fairs’ – by a combination of the passengers body weight and that of their luggage. My favourite grab from their website calmly states…
“Booking a flight with us is as easy as inputting your approximate weight into our online booking engine (don’t worry, we will weigh you again at the airport)…”
‘Don’t worry?’ it’s the exact opposite! Last time I checked you go on holiday to a tropical island to relax & unwind. That includes indulging – spas, cuisine,cocktails et al… Not PT sessions & Special K to ensure you don’t go bankrupt at check-in.
The Sky’s the limit!
Well actually no, probably more like 140kgs is the new limit, but no need to change their tagline just yet.
However I mentioned at the start of this post that I’m not breaking any news with reporting this story but the below, the below my friends, is a very different story!!!
Could this be an unreleased Samoa Air Press Release? Too controversial to publish to market that has miraculously found its way across this editor’s desk. Sources can’t be revealed of course. Actually it’s more likely that if you are planning a trip to Samoa you might want to pay more attention to cutting out creamy sauces than worrying about mine!
The unearthed Press Release.
Genuine? Much like the shroud of Turin I fear we’ll never know.^
^ OK, ok I wrote it. But I didn’t do the cloth, you know, the shroud thingie.