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    Default Air France to charge obese extra for taking up 2 seats

    Obese passengers who are unable to squeeze into a single seat on an airliner are to be charged double to fly with Air France.

    From next month seriously overweight flyers will be asked to pay for two seats, or not be allowed on board for “safety reasons”, the airline announced yesterday.

    “People who arrive at the check-in desk and are deemed too large to fit into a single seat will be asked to pay for and use a second seat,” said Monique Matze, an Air France spokesman.

    “They will be charged 75 per cent of the cost of the second seat, which is the full price excluding tax and surcharges, on top of the full price for the first.

    “The decision has been made for safety reasons. We have to make sure that the backrest can move freely up and down and that all passengers are securely fastened with a seat belt.”

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    this has been going on for a while and I'm glad to see another airline taking the brave stance and going forward with it.

    Several years ago I got into a nasty argument with a girlfriend's mom and aunt, who were both huge. They felt the airlines should make seats bigger to accomodate fat people. She said fat people deserved to be comfortable on a plane and being fat should not mean paying more.

    No matter how I explained it, they wern't budging on their position but it really makes all the sense in the world. It costs more to mail a heavy package than it does a simple envelope. It costs more to ship a heavy box than it does to ship a little package.

    If a fat person can't fit in a seat, they should have to pay more to purchase the adjoining seats.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    I think this is a good thing. I also think that stores should charge the people that there is NOT ONE THING WRONG WITH BUT LAZINESS who get those buggies they can drive around the store in too.


    I'm sorry, I mean I DO have a huge heart and feel for others immensely, but unless you have a medical or hereditary problem with obesity, then there is no excuse except PURE laziness. I'm sorry to let my feelings out, but COME ON!! How hard is it to exercise 30 minutes 4 times a week, try to eat somewhat healthy, and not stuff yourself til you feel like you're going to explode EVERY SINGLE TIME you sit down to eat???

    It is NOT HARD to get healthy.
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    I was taking a Southwest flight from San Diego to Chicago and I was dreading it...SW airlines....all economy class...stuffed in there like sardines


    anyway, there was a woman in the concourse waiting area who had to weigh over 500 pounds....she was taking up 3 seats in the waiting area.


    How they shoe horned her into an economy class seat (even 2..she literally would have taken the entire row) is beyond me.

    Maybe that's why she was flying southwest, because if you are looking at $99 seats perhaps she was taking 3....but I doubt it.

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    Seems only fair to me. Cant see any problem with it at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie5150 View Post
    I think this is a good thing. I also think that stores should charge the people that there is NOT ONE THING WRONG WITH BUT LAZINESS who get those buggies they can drive around the store in too.


    I'm sorry, I mean I DO have a huge heart and feel for others immensely, but unless you have a medical or hereditary problem with obesity, then there is no excuse except PURE laziness. I'm sorry to let my feelings out, but COME ON!! How hard is it to exercise 30 minutes 4 times a week, try to eat somewhat healthy, and not stuff yourself til you feel like you're going to explode EVERY SINGLE TIME you sit down to eat???

    It is NOT HARD to get healthy.
    guess your kids don't leave you drained...

    it'd be nice if they could make the seats a little bigger though, but then they'd either have to take one out of each row (hey, are the seats bigger on those planes that have 3 on one side and 2 on the other, or is the plane smaller?) or make the plane wider. I just need my space! I did get to ride in first class once and it was dee-luxe!

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    As an ex-obese person, I have a certain sensitivity on the subject, and I see no problem with this, or any other airline, instituting policy like this. They have other passengers, and their comfort, to think about as well.

    I will say however, and this is probably more appropriate for a different discussion, that fat people get that way for a myriad of different reasons, and the double standard in our society is astounding when it comes to acceptable ways to treat people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie5150 View Post
    I'm sorry, I mean I DO have a huge heart and feel for others immensely, but unless you have a medical or hereditary problem with obesity, then there is no excuse except PURE laziness. I'm sorry to let my feelings out, but COME ON!! How hard is it to exercise 30 minutes 4 times a week, try to eat somewhat healthy, and not stuff yourself til you feel like you're going to explode EVERY SINGLE TIME you sit down to eat???

    It is NOT HARD to get healthy.

    You should stick to telling people they need a haircut and cyber-slobbing Eddie's knob. Because you obviously don't know jack fucking shit about this subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodewijk View Post
    As an ex-obese person, I have a certain sensitivity on the subject, and I see no problem with this, or any other airline, instituting policy like this. They have other passengers, and their comfort, to think about as well.

    I will say however, and this is probably more appropriate for a different discussion, that fat people get that way for a myriad of different reasons, and the double standard in our society is astounding when it comes to acceptable ways to treat people.
    agreed...on the surface obesity seems such an easy problem to fix....calories in, calories out...right?


    but if it were that simple NO ONE would be in the superobese category, cause weighing 500 pounds has to be a living hell....who would purposely choose that?

    it's far more complex and easy to judge (just like substance abuse) if you've never suffered the problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    agreed...on the surface obesity seems such an easy problem to fix....calories in, calories out...right?


    but if it were that simple NO ONE would be in the superobese category, cause weighing 500 pounds has to be a living hell....who would purposely choose that?

    it's far more complex and easy to judge (just like substance abuse) if you've never suffered the problem
    I agree, anorexics have issues as well but they don't get flack for it because they are thin and that is more socially acceptable.

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    People who are 500 lbs aren't that way because they're lazy.

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    There of course will be people with medical reasons and such as to why some people are so big, but let's not be naive here, we live in the fattest country in the world for a reason. Fast food, enormous portion sizes, lack of exercise, lack of discipline, etc etc. A change in habits could do wonders for most of these people.
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    Depression and addiction are the two largest factors in obesity.

    Not laziness, weakness, or gluttony, as thin people would lead you to believe.
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    Obviously. But to sit and berate people from an ivory tower is certainly no solution.

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