You guys sure that these "Survey" results aren't just a divide-and-conquer scheme by the elites/corporations to get us to thinking that the fat
people are the problem, while ignoring the REAL problem? -
WE ALL KNOW, DAMN GOOD AND WELL, THAT NORMAL AIRPLANE SEATS ARE TOO SMALL FOR MOST PEOPLE!!
The only rational thing to do is to make the seats bigger. Instead, public perception is being skewed by survey results (are they even real? They were
done by a travel agency?) that lead you join a certain cause as it is seemingly more accepted by the masses - in this case, the cause is the
discrimination of the obese for corporate profit. Don't look past the simple fact that airline seats are entirely too small by blaming it on a group
of people in an attempt to rationalize it!
THERE IS NO RATIONAL JUSTIFICATION FOR SMALL AIRLINE SEATS!
If you sit next to any average person on an airline, they are either stealing the armrest in the middle, you are stealing it, or you are both being
polite and leaving it open! There aren't too many airlines that have TWO middle armrests, and if they do, they are 1/2 inch away from each other, so
you'll still be touching the person next to you if you both decide to use yourst. That is, unless you're forearms are 1 1/2 inch wide!
If this is accepted, the next thing you know, body builders will be required to purchase two seats. So will tall people, and people with extra wide
shoulders! If you got really long legs, you'll be required to purchase the seat it front of you to so your knees arent bothering the guy in front of
you. How about passing a smellometer on the way into the plane, and being forced to buy all the seats in your general vacinity... or being told you
have to take a shower first!
I'm 6'2, 210, and muscular, not obese... but I'm always bunched up when I'm in a normal airline seat. Ever fly international? They usually cram
more people into a tighter space, and I can barely fit my hips/thighs in those seats! For 16 hours! Imagine how an obese person feels! Much worse than
a skinny pencil neck, I bet!
Right now they are just concentrating on obese people because people can associate them with sweaty, hairy, smelly, breathing hard... once the
cream-of-the-crop excuses are dead and gone by forcing obese people to buy two seats, they can concentrate on the body builders, and the really tall,
long-legged people! This is only being persued because it is the model that will allow for the most profit for the circumstances. The simple fact is
that the airlines have crammed people as close together as they can, and now they are focusing on a subset of people for more profit.
Design the system around the human, not the human around the system.
Don't lose track of the manipulators and the enemy of humanity: the artificial profit driven corporate machines - not your fellow human being - no
matter how much their lovehandles flop over into your seat!