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Should Passengers Pay according to their Weight on Airlines

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On this week’s Goldstein on Gelt podcast, , Doug speaks to economist Dr. Bharat P. Bhatta, a professor of economics at Sogn og Fjordane University in Norway, about a new way to charge for overweight on international flights. Dr. Bhatta suggests charging passengers for their own physical weight in addition to their luggage. So is it time for you to step on the scales along with your suitcases, or do you need to ditch your overweight?

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About the Author: Douglas Goldstein, CFP®, is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd, a financial planning firm located in Jerusalem. He specializes in working with clients in New York, Florida, and Israel and is a licensed financial professional both in the U.S. and Israel. Securities are offered through Portfolio Resources Group, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, SIFMA. Accounts held at Pershing LLC., Member NYSE/SIPC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Neither Profile nor PRG gives tax or legal advice. Before immigrating to Israel, it is advisable to consult with a tax attorney who is knowledgeable about Israeli law. Doug’s newest book The Expatriates’ Guide to Handling Money and Taxes is available at www.expatguidetomoney.com. He hosts a weekly finance show, Goldstein on Gelt, on internet radio. Listen live or download podcasts. Toll-free from U.S. 1-888-327-6179, Jerusalem: (02) 624-2788. Follow on Twitter: @DougGoldstein or contact at doug@profile-financial.com.


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One Response to “Should Passengers Pay according to their Weight on Airlines”

  1. Hpela says:

    Should passengers pay according to their weight on airlines? No.

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