Obese people who are unable to squeeze into a single plane seat will have to pay nearly double to fly with Air France-KLM in future, the company says.
Extra-large flyers will have to pay 75 per cent of the cost of a second seat (the full price excluding tax and surcharges) on top of the full price for the first, spokeswoman Monique Matze said yesterday, saying the decision was made for "safety" reasons.
"We have to make sure that the backrest can move freely up and down and that all passengers are securely fastened with a safety belt," Matze said.
People who cannot fit into a single seat are fastened by slotting the belt tip of one seat into the plug of the next - stretching over both seats.
If you're a small person like myself, you know how frustrating it is being seated beside a huge fat person on an airplane. Just their heavy "having a stroke" breathing alone drives me bonkers. And when the in flight "food" arrives, I cover my arm closest to him or her in case they might start gnawing on it mistaking it for a juicy drumstick! I mean, WE PAY EXTRA BAGGAGE for a few pairs of shoes and some holiday chotchkies !!! And these ginormous people get to load their fat asses on the plane for the same price as me? Without paying?
Not any more.
I mean, some of them weigh TWICE as much as I do. Why should we thinnies have to pay extra baggage money for "fuel charges" to haul the fatties around the globe?
These outrageously obese people are this way because they eat too much so they should have to pay more for the room they take up on any mode on transportation.
And anorexics should pay only half.
Fair is fair.