Samoa Air says charging passengers by weight has been successful

 
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
The aircraft in the photo above looks to me like a Britten-Norman Islander. I have flown is these in PNG and in Fiji, and I have been weighed every time.

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  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
The aircraft in the photo above looks to me like a Britten-Norman Islander. I have flown is these in PNG and in Fiji, and I have been weighed every time.
Valvegear
Much as I said on page 1. They are classified as a light aircraft.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
If I am on a long international flight, the last thing I want to wear is good clothing. A clean track-suit is my choice, nearest thing to wearing pajamas you can have and yet still acceptable.
"TheBlacksmith"
I am not suggesting that one should be attired in Sunday best when on board a flight. I am merely suggesting being clean, looking presentable and avoiding offensive behaviour. It is of utmost importance for you to be comfortable. Your choice of a tracksuit is perfectly good, as it is comfortable for you and yet still tolerable in public view.

It is those who are either invoking discomfort in themselves (e.g. flying coast to coast in six-inch wedges) or invoking discomfort in others (e.g. fouled clothing) that draw mine ire.

When I fly, which is not that often, I usually wear casual pants with a shirt that will be comfortable in conditions at either end of the flight as well as in flight. If I expect to be cold I will have a jacket with me. I don't much care what anyone else wears as long as I don't have to smell it... Shocked
"Graham4405"
Indeed. My pick is usually a T-shirt and dark semi-casual trousers, as I can sleep in them and I can look presentable in them.
  tezza Chief Commissioner

Dress for survivability in a flaming air crash for a start, a yellow nylon tracksuit might be comfortable and appear stylish but would give the wearer little protection in the event of a firery catastrophy inside the aircraft cabin.
If possible wear non combustible outfits and footwear
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Dress for survivability in a flaming air crash for a start, a yellow nylon tracksuit might be comfortable and appear stylish but would give the wearer little protection in the event of a firery catastrophy inside the aircraft cabin.
If possible wear non combustible outfits and footwear
tezza
Interesting concept, think the worst and dress accordingly... Smile
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Interesting concept, think the worst and dress accordingly... Smile
Graham4405
Also interesting in that he thinks "a yellow nylon tracksuit might be comfortable and appear stylish".

Personally, I don't think I have ever worn anything made of Nylon, and definitely not yellow.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Also interesting in that he thinks "a yellow nylon tracksuit might be comfortable and appear stylish".

Personally, I don't think I have ever worn anything made of Nylon, and definitely not yellow.
"TheBlacksmith"
I am disinclined to support this bizarre notion that a yellow nylon tracksuit is either comfortable or stylish.
  tezza Chief Commissioner

I apologise for not beng completely up to date on the latest in domestic or international tracksuit fashions regarding style, colour , cut and fabric combinations but doesnt just wearing one anywhete in public  say that you just have given up ?
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
I apologise for not beng completely up to date on the latest in domestic or international tracksuit fashions regarding style, colour , cut and fabric combinations but doesnt just wearing one anywhete in public  say that you just have given up ?
tezza
Not among people who have travelled a lot. Unless you are travelling in the expensive seats, you don't have the option of changing to more comfortable attire at night time, so a track suit is a very practical choice for sleeping in. And given the boguns you are usually surrounded by, do you think I would care for their opinion?

Mind you, I would not be seen in one on the streets.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Not among people who have travelled a lot. Unless you are travelling in the expensive seats, you don't have the option of changing to more comfortable attire at night time, so a track suit is a very practical choice for sleeping in. And given the boguns you are usually surrounded by, do you think I would care for their opinion?
"TheBlacksmith"
Yes, and no.

It is perfectly viable to change into something more comfortable despite being subjected to steerage. One need only be a little inventive, and one need not limit oneself to changing in the lavatory. My own habits, of course, have their effect on my flying attire, and are essentially clothes comfortable enough to sleep in but also presentable enough to be seen in. I personally do not view tracksuits as either comfortable or attractive, but the demons within me grant the ability to sleep in khakis and a T-shirt, so I do.

Mind you, I would not be seen in one on the streets.
"TheBlacksmith"
I would rather be executed by an extremist group, thank you very much.

I should note that while this may seemingly be the ideal definition of 'First World problem', I should emphasise that this discussion is tame compared to FlyerTalk, especially their British Airways board; there, a running dispute exists over wearing pyjamas - specifically, whether or not undergarments should be worn - among many other curious topics. It is, of course, the board where the removal of campari from the aperitif menu is a legitimate cause for insurrection.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
If I am on a long international flight, the last thing I want to wear is good clothing. A clean track-suit is my choice, nearest thing to wearing pajamas you can have and yet still acceptable.
"TheBlacksmith"
I don't mean travel in your Sunday best, I mean an enforced clean, neat and casual attire, preferably with some intended survivability in the fabric choice. I have flown in a suit and tie, domestically, and on reflection that was not an ideal choice, I normally fly in jeans and a polo these days.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Interesting concept, think the worst and dress accordingly... Smile
"Graham4405"
I love air travel, and regard it (rightly) as just about absolutely safe. Having said that, I know that when a sequence of events lead to the downing of an aircraft the survivability is not typically that great. I also know that there are many simple steps that one can easily take to enhance the survivability in a downed aircraft event. Clothing is one choice, having a separate jumper (even in summer) is another, so too things like observing the aisle lighting and knowing the distance to the nearest door in front and behind.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
I have flown in a suit and tie, domestically, and on reflection that was not an ideal choice, I normally fly in jeans and a polo these days.
"Aaron"
Jeans and a polo - fantastic choice. Comfortable and presentable.

I like your style.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Jeans and a polo - fantastic choice. Comfortable and presentable.

I like your style.
"Watson374"
Um, thanks, I think. Feel like I've just walked past Dicky Wilks on the red carpet at the Logies... "Oh, there's Stevanovic just give me a minute while I remove the robot's batteries doing the whole TV world a favour."

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