Charging Obese Passengers Extra

United States
April 28, 2009 10:30pm CST
Are you obese? Do you find that there's not enough space for another person when you seat in a two-seater? Are you willing to pay extra for being heavy? An airline is requiring obese passengers to buy another ticket or upgrade to a first class. It is also possible for some full flights, the obese passenger could be taken off from his seat. Isn't this a clear form of discrimination? Is this really for the other customers' comfort?
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@LevysLuv (238)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I do think it is discrimination BUT I understand it. I'm a big girl, I'm aware of this. I've flown multiple times and have never been asked to buy a second seat due to my size. To be honest when I do fly there's always a little fear in the back of my mind thid will be required of me, solely for finacial reasons. The last couple flights the seats belts have been just a tad too tight so I have had to ask for a seat belt extender and each time the flight attendant was suttle in handing one to me. Its a personal goal of mine for the next time I fly i don't need to ask for an extender. Wish me luck!