United Airlines new policy tward obese passengers... agree? or disagree?

United States
April 23, 2009 3:02pm CST
Now I feel they can work a better policy on this. Movie theaters now accomidate the wheelchair bound and even offer benches or couple seats.... why is it so hard for the airlines??? Offer a couple larger seats for the handicap and obese, no one is talking about them ripping the whole plane appart. If they told a disabled person they couldn't have their oxygen tank, walker, wheelchair, or any other equipment it would be discrimination. However because you are heavy it's ok to treat their customers in such a manner! SHAME ON THEM! Here's the article... http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-united-obese16-2009apr16,0,3361939.story what do you think? & here's food for thought.... do they charge atheletes that are over 6ft tall for a larger area so their knees are not touching their forehead? What do they do with a bodybuilder or football player with huge shoulders so they aren't rubbing up against another passenger?
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I actually agree with the airlines on this. I'm overweight but I don't need two seats. When I was thin, I often got wedged between two enormous people overflowing their seats and it was more than uncomfortable, it was painful. This won't make people lose weight, they'll just drive wherever they're going, but it'll save normal sized people a lot of pain and discomfort. My boys are 6'2" and 6'4" and I always put them on Jet Blue. They have to fly way out of their way to get here and have a long layover but they don't ache and hurt when they arrive--it's impossible to touch the seat in front of you, plenty of leg room! And they're cheap.