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PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A tiny Samoa airline is giving passengers a big reason to lose weight: tickets sold not by the seat, but by the kilogram. Samoa Air planned on Wednesday to start pricing its first international flights based on the weight of its passengers and their bags. Depending on the flight, each kilogram (2.2 pounds) costs 93 cents to $1.06. That means the average American...

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