Yahoo! News - Feds: Obesity Raising Airline Fuel Costs
As if the airline industry did not have enough problems:
"America's growing waistlines are hurting the bottom lines of airline companies as the extra pounds on passengers are causing a drag on planes. Heavier fliers have created heftier fuel costs, according to the government study."
Not sure how we can include this, but I had to share it. I guess under forecasting? If you are on the staff that is forecasting the fuel needs of the airline, you also have to include whether the plane is full of heavy people.