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`WALK OF SHAME' - Obese flyer booted from flight in US

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posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

Aw bless the snowflakes who hate my posts lol




posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand





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posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

redundancy is a good descriptive term



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
a reply to: grainofsand


It's the redundancy that has grown stale.



It's ok. Im fat. Ill eat it, stale or not.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

"Goldilocks seats. Large, medium, and small on each plane. To make the customers comfortable. YOUR customers. Your livelihood. YOUR business."

This is an excellent idea ! There has to be a better way then shaming customers or forcing other customers to give up their personal space to accommodate larger passengers. A larger seat should cost a little more and a smaller seat should cost a little less, that seems a good solution for everyone.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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But here is my post again in case you missed it. I thought I made some rather good points, if I do say so myself. Do you have any thoughts about it? Do you think any of my ideas have merit? I forgot to add that all the seats would cost the same amount. I mean, you don't pay anymore for a party of six in a restaurant, than you do for a party of two. The analogy holds at least true in that they are both businesses, who compete with others, and want to attract customers.


"Airlines are a BUSINESS. Not a deity. Good god, would I pay for a table in a restaurant for two, and then tolerate being given a TV tray? Nope. I'd walk out. Plenty of other places to go.

It's the freakin' airlines wanting to make money. You want my money? You want passengers on your plane?
Then you do what you must do to make them comfortable and desirable like every other business.

Goldilocks seats. Large, medium, and small on each plane. To make the customers comfortable. YOUR customers. Your livelihood. YOUR business.

When you go to a restaurant, it's" how many are in your party?" So they can judge what size table their customers will need. They want to accommodate them and make them comfortable. It should be the same with airplanes. But it looks like we've given in to doing what is best for THEM and their bank accounts. We're such idiots. We accept whatever is
shoved down our throats.

We should expect and demand services that are comfortable and accommodating, not grovel and become angry with each other over the airlines shortcomings.

They have crowned themselves king, and we are letting them get away with it. "


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posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan

originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
a reply to: grainofsand


It's the redundancy that has grown stale.



It's ok. Im fat. Ill eat it, stale or not.


Oh stop. I've been to the photo thread. You are one cute gorilla.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: MountainLaurel

Thank you! I needed a pat on the back. I think it's a great idea, and restores the airlines to the competitive businesses they are. They seem to have forgotten that, and we've let them!



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
a reply to: MountainLaurel

Thank you! I needed a pat on the back.



Did someone say fat back? I sure could use me some fat back right about now.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

Your Welcome, it is a good idea! It could be great for families too, offering smaller seats for kids. Maybe even family rows that would fit 2 average adults and two young kids. I think it would be a great marketing strategy for airlines.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: MountainLaurel

If there is a fat market then it will live or die depending on the market.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: MountainLaurel

If there is a fat market then it will live or die depending on the market.


I think there is for sure a market for larger seats, and I think it's reasonable to pay a little more for them. I think paying for 2 seats is unreasonable.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: MountainLaurel

85kg me and my 10kg luggage should certainly pay less than 175kg guy.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: MountainLaurel

originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: MountainLaurel

If there is a fat market then it will live or die depending on the market.


I think there is for sure a market for larger seats, and I think it's reasonable to pay a little more for them. I think paying for 2 seats is unreasonable.


I can go for that, slightly more than a regular seat, but less than having to pay for two.

It's still punitive though. Not loving that aspect. I don't think they should be penalized for choosing to take a plane. Ya know? If the airline wants their business, they need to accommodate them, as well as for everyone else. They could do the math.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

The airline doesn't want fat business though, they want to cram as many people as possible on a flight, as I would.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting

originally posted by: MountainLaurel

originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: MountainLaurel

If there is a fat market then it will live or die depending on the market.


I think there is for sure a market for larger seats, and I think it's reasonable to pay a little more for them. I think paying for 2 seats is unreasonable.


I can go for that, slightly more than a regular seat, but less than having to pay for two.

It's still punitive though. Not loving that aspect. I don't think they should be penalized for choosing to take a plane. Ya know? If the airline wants their business, they need to accommodate them, as well as for everyone else. They could do the math.


Yeah, I hear you....but many people might like the option to pay for a larger seat, just as parents might like the option of smaller, less expensive seats for their kids. The tricky part would be how to tactfully encourage bigger people to purchase bigger seats?



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:30 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: ladyinwaiting

The airline doesn't want fat business though, they want to cram as many people as possible on a flight, as I would.


I KNOW. That's what I'm saying. We shouldn't let them get away with it. See here, they have us arguing with one another, and it's about THEM and their lack of proper accommodations. Their greed.

It shouldn't be about us. What we look like is none of their business. Their business is to provide a service which transports us in a safe and accommodating way.
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posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

Perhaps you missed it...I'd do the same if I owned an airline.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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Personally I think the whole plane should be Bunkbeds, as most people sleep. Why are we even catering to "seats"?

You're really comfortable being treated like SardInes while 6 people in first class mock you because their seats recline 10 more degrees for $300?

Let's just take the airline for all they got. Beds probably take less space, and you'd only have to make sure larger people weren't on top, you know, incase it collapsed and squished you.
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posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

Proper accommodations?

They're already there, you just don't approve. Can fit into one economy seat and if not, then buy two economy seats or a business class seat.

What fatties apparently want are business class or 1st class size seats for a fraction of the price, back in the coach section. And frankly, as overweight as some in America are, most can still fit into an economy class seat without leaking over into someone else's paid space, but some of you want airlines to tailor their business to a few exceptions.

And while it's personal experience, I fly internationally a fair amount and when overseas I almost never see anyone struggling to fit into an economy seat. Why? They're thinner for the most part.

So take accountability. Lose weight or own your weight and lifestyle and pay for either two seats or upgrade. It's not on the airlines to accommodate a few obese exceptions because they don't like the options presented.



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