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215 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 11 years ago by falconwing

Do you think it would be a fair business practice for the airlines to charge extra for overweight passengers?
In fairness, should underweight passengers pay less?


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11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 6/8/08 - 7:33:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. Though I think the issue has less to do with weight and more to do with the space that a person takes up in an enclosed environment where someone is forced to sit next to the person in question. It seems unfair to ask someone to pay full price for a seat on the plane when they're going to be stuffed into it because someone's overlapping their seat - and likewise it doesn't seem fair for the airline to be unable to use that seat without any compensation.

Though that brings up the question of whether or not airlines would return the compensation if the plane ended up with extra space, in which case the overlapped seats wouldn't really be an issue . . .

Hm. That's a tough one.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 6/9/08 - 3:32:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes! charge by weight!! cheaper for me!!! yay!!!
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 6/9/08 - 3:34:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
They shouldn't charge by weight, but if a person requires two seats, that person should have to pay for two seats.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 6/9/08 - 8:23:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 6/9/08 - 3:34:22 PM pepperdrinks wrote:
They shouldn't charge by weight, but if a person requires two seats, that person should have to pay for two seats.


That's exactly how I feel. People should pay per seat.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 6/9/08 - 11:14:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
This sounds suspiciously like the leftist-fascist science fiction short stories I read as a senior in high school. I don't buy a second of its validity. I will boycott this airline.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 6/9/08 - 11:15:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 6/9/08 - 3:34:22 PM pepperdrinks wrote:
They shouldn't charge by weight, but if a person requires two seats, that person should have to pay for two seats.
On Monday 6/9/08 - 8:23:59 PM die_numb wrote:
That's exactly how I feel. People should pay per seat.


Oh grow up.

11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 6/9/08 - 11:16:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I also like the link below this particular page, mine says Would you wear diapers? How f'ing appropriate.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 6/10/08 - 12:21:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 6/9/08 - 11:15:11 PM jf2k2rj wrote:
Oh grow up.


Advice you should be taking.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 6/10/08 - 11:37:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 6/9/08 - 11:15:11 PM jf2k2rj wrote:
Oh grow up.
On Tuesday 6/10/08 - 12:21:28 AM pepperdrinks wrote:
Advice you should be taking.


You're funny.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 3:36:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I know.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 5:34:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 6/9/08 - 3:34:22 PM pepperdrinks wrote:
They shouldn't charge by weight, but if a person requires two seats, that person should have to pay for two seats.


wouldn't you run the risk of making poor, fat passangers use dangerously slimming corsets? i have no idea how to spell that word, but it turns out that i am not going to google it because I think it'll make me more manly to not know how to spell that word. just so you know the full details behind this post. wouldn't want anyone to be out of the loop.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 5:47:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
The only word you spelled incorrectly was passengers.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 5:50:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
dang it. well played.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 5:50:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I enjoy talking with you.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 5:53:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
aw shucks you're making me blush... i enjoy talking with me too (I couldn't express my true feelings because I am a boy and thus I must appear strong, which is the same as unemotional)
10 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 12/14/08 - 9:36:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I pay more for a bag over 50lbs, so it makes sense that fat people are costing more money.
10 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 12/29/08 - 8:00:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
In a way this makes sense, but I think it's still kind of unfair because it's not like people can opt to leave a little of their extra weight behind, ya know?

It's an interesting question.
10 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 12/29/08 - 8:01:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree about a person having to pay for an extra seat though, if they require it. Otherwise the company would be losing money...that extra seat could be filled with another paying passenger.



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