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Study: North Americans are the World's Heaviest Airline Fliers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In the world of passenger flight, North America is home of the heavy with the largest number of heavy fliers by a significant margin. Nearly one-quarter of all fliers weighing more than 200 pounds (91 kilograms) live in North America. In troubling news, heavier passengers tend to be less satisfied with the flight experience in general. In contrast, Asia hosts 71 percent of the world's passengers under 150 pounds (68 kilograms) with a significantly higher rate of passenger satisfaction.