A recent poll of U.K. travelers conducted by Holiday Extras showed that more than half (58 percent) approve of weighing in at the airport prior to boarding a flight and would be content if heavier passengers had to pay more to fly. Also:
—Forty-five percent said they would be unaffected by having to pay fares based on their weight;
—Six percent said they would be encouraged to use an airline that implements weight measures; but
—One in five (21 percent) of those surveyed indicated they would boycott an airline that made weighing in a requirement.