If the airlines does not have enough problems with public relations, this new idea will bring yet another skunk to the airport.
According to the Travel Industry Association, 41 million airplane trips were avoided last year by fellow Americans. That in turn dealt a $67 Billion cumulative cost to our economy.
Now in addition to being fondled and frisked like criminals American passengers will be forced to stand on scales revealing their weight. Somehow I don’t think this plan will be popular with women who would rather do their work out getting into their control-top pantyhose than at the gym.
Since most Americans haven’t seen their own ideal weight since high school this may finish the job our Transportation Security Administration started of destroying the tourism ingustry. Our airports may become the quietest places around. No more airport noise for neighborhood communities to complain about.
My friend Zelda McCorville told me she'd burn down the arrports before she'd ever stand on a scale for some ticket counter twinkie.