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Originally posted by kattraxx
reply to post by RogerT
Hey Doc, some illnesses cause huge amounts of water weight gain. I saw it in my friend before his organ transplant. He went from a normal size to twice his weight very quickly, then back again. All water weight. Next time you're judging someone's lifestyle, please consider that they might actually be ill. So even if you believe overweight people don't deserve kindness, perhaps the ill might.
[P.S.] Great topic, KarlHungis.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
reply to post by jedimiller
Please justify why you should have the right to take up half of someone elses seat that they payed for? Or justify why the airline should pay to transport your extra gerth?
It isn't discrimination to force people to check their carry-on bags if they are too large. Perhaps they should come up with a similar system for passengers. Everyone should have to sit in a chair after they go through the metal detectors. If you can't fit in it properly, you can't fly or must pay for a bigger seat. It only seems fair to me.
No where in any airlines T&C do they state anything about refunds because you're sitting next to a fat person, nor do they state anything about changing seat because you're sitting next to tubby. Therefore, why exactly should an airline give you free tickets because YOU booked a ticked understanding very well that you may be seated next to an overweight person? That's YOUR fault, and if you don't like it, get off the plane, request a change in seating, or spend extra on buisness class.
Originally posted by mattifikation
1. Some people think we're advocating making all overweight people pay for two seats. - Not true. If you fit in one seat, pay for one seat. If you take up space in the seat next to you, pay for that one also, so that the airline can leave the seat empty for others' convenience AND SAFETY.
ARMREST UP - When you get to your seat during pre-boarding, raise the armrest between seats. This may give you the inch or two of extra space you need. The chances are that the passenger who will be seated next to you won't say anything; if he does, smile pleasantly and say that you'll both be more comfortable if the armrest is up.