By Anonymous - 31/08/2010 21:40 - United States
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OP its your own damn fault if you let your weight get that out of control. It wouldn't be fair for the airline to sell that seat to someone else who would then have your fat ass oozing over them for the entire flight. It makes sense that you should pay for two seats. And to anyone trying to make excuses for OP not maintaining a healthy body weight: No matter what condition/situation a person is in there is something (usually MANY things) they can do to maintain a healthy body. For example, to quote 172: "I don't have room in my apartment to work out, can't afford a gym membership, and right now it's too hot to even go for a walk where I live because I'm sensitive to heat and will vomit if I get too hot, so yeah, there are reasons people can't work out." These are (except for the gym membership one) ridiculously lame excuses. If there is room to move around at all in your apartment then there is room to get down on the floor and do some pushups and crunches. And as for the weather being to hot, try going outside at night...
Hey Op, Did you fly out if Cleveland? I fix airplanes there and just wondering if I will have to fix the seat your fat ass was in. If you cannot fit into your seat and have to take the seat beside you than you should have to pay for it. There is no way another person can use the seat beside you.
Op, I'm sorry but I'm gonna have to agree with #180... There is absolutely no reason what-so-ever to be that obese. No medical reason at all. It's pure laziness... For example, my mother whom was always average sized has a brain tumor and due to her medications she gained over 100 lbs. And if she would have purchased a plane ticket she prob would have to buy an extra seat too. But she REFUSED to be that way and worked her ass off, along with the constant agonizing pain from the tumor, and everything that she had against her and she lost 115 lbs in a year. So I don't want to hear any excuses. My mother went through hell with her medical issues, and went through even more hell to keep herself healthy. Maybe you should consider the same for not just yourself, but for your daughter especially and your family.
82 has obviously never had to sit with an obese person on an airplane. -.- I say "with" rather than "beside", because someone with an ass that wide will indeed be sharing your seat if they aren't forced to buy an extra one. IMO, it's only fair to charge extra in these cases. After all, thin people pay the same amount as everyone else. They're paying for the whole space; they ought to be able to use the whole space.
OP_Anon: yes it sounds like your mother had a crap time with medical issues and weight, but how dare you suggest that just because your mother managed to beat it that obviously everyone else must be able to as well? You of all people shouldn't be so judgmental and downright stupid. I'm not trying to downplay how serious tumours are, but they aren't exactly high on the "Medical conditions that cause people to put on inescapable weight" list, unless perhaps they were right in the part of the brain that controls growth, or the medication you're using to treat them causes the weight gain. While I am one of the first to tell fat people to stop whinging and start dieting/exercising, I can also acknowledge there are instances where it is beyond their control. I know a girl who was on a particular medication for most of her childhood which piled the weight on, and despite the fact she's now come through adolescence and is off the medication it is nearly impossible for her to get rid of the weight. I also saw a documentary on one of the fattest women in the US who continues to put on weight because of a malfunctioning growth hormone (she is also abnormally tall due to said hormone) which, in most people, causes them to stop growing at a certain age, yet in her it's malfunctioned and caused her to keep growing - both up and out. She sticks to a very strict diet set by her doctors but it's no use as long as this hormone keeps going crazy.
hypothyroidism in the thyriod gland can couse people too get fat, well mostly in women, but yeah that can cause people too get fat without eating much, like my grandmother who had it, she has too take pills, work out a lot but doesn't loose weight, and yeah people can have eating disorder, like eating too much becouse of stress relative things or depression its not always anorexia some people eat too feel better. wich is well sad for some people but we're not all perfect some people don't feel good about themselves,. so don't make your day here by trolling
clearly you've never suffered depression, and even if you had no one can honestly say a statement like that, you can't possibly know what a deep depression combined with bad life experiences and even other mental conditions can do to a person. This may not be the case here, but you never know.
well in one way I guess it is, but fat people who can't fit in a single seat need to buy another seat otherwise the airline will sit someone next to you and the poor person stuck next to your fat ass will be squashed. I still think air fares should be based on weight. Luggage is charged on a weight basis and planes have a max weight limit. tl;dr Suck it up and lose some weight fatty.
FUCK NO it isn't. If your ass is so fat that it takes up the space of more than one seat, it is perfectly okay to charge for two seats. Think of how uncomfortable it would be for the person sitting next to them if the airline didn't do that! We need to stop defending the fat people of America and be real: you are fat and you need to lose weight. More importantly, YOU are the only person that should suffer for your obesity, so yeah, pay up... And you know what, I know it's harsh, but it's the cold hard truth.
it's bullshit that airlines are doing that to people. I find it outrageous and uncalled for. for anyone that it's your fault. I think it's not. it's the dammed stupid money greedy bastards fault. * exhales *
Airlines generally overbook flights anyways, because people cancel or don't show up. They offer upgrades on later flights to people who they can't fit on the plane. They can upgrade a fatass to a large first-class seat on a later flight if they run out of those seats or upgrade a thinner person to a wider seat if they have too many. As for selling out on wider seats before the bigger person can even buy a ticket, they can find another flight.
People in this world are getting fatter. It's an unavoidable fact, and the world will have to change to accommodate it. My solution was at least a compromise, better than what the people complaining about the airline policy came up with. And as a person who works out and takes care of my body, I shouldn't have to be crowded by sweaty fat rolls spilling into MY seat that I paid for in an already cramped space.
Lizzombie, Shut happens? What the hell does that mean? You don't get it. I doubt you were next to a really obese person that took up two seats and you sat in the seat he or she was taking up half of. If you had you would be humming a different tune. So you are saying that you would rather be stuffed in half of a small airline seat because the fat person should not be required to pay for two seats? I guarantee you would do like any other normal person and demand a different seat. You paid for a full seat and you would expect a full s
It's a good idea, Mary, but it would probably be impractical. Modifying plane seating, trying to fill the plus-sized seats without having to overcharge thin people, dealing with lawsuits, etc... it's just easier this way. And I agree with whoever said people wouldn't buy them without a fuss. I'll bet the size restrictions were posted somewhere in this OP's fine print; he was probably in denial about needing to check, or he hoped no one would notice that he was over the limit. It's not like this is some shocking brand-new, airline-specific policy, after all. HDI for not doing a little research and/or being more self-aware.
Lizz: I don't think it's outrageous or uncalled for at all. When you buy a seat, you're paying for the space. If someone needs more than the average amount of space, they should have to pay more. That goes for people who bring wedding dresses or other large objects as carry-ons, as well as people who need things like wheelchairs to be available during the flight. The opposite doesn't apply, though. Smaller people and children need less space than average, but they should still have to pay for the average amount. Since other passengers can't buy leftover fractions of seats, the small people will wind up using more space than they technically need anyhow. Plus, higher prices mean fewer kids fly, which is definitely something I can live with.
you're a moron lizz if they take up two seats it's technically two people in both weight and space.....you do realize planes can't fly if they're past a certain weight right? also I've seen flights delayed because people needed seatbelt extenders.....at full length of the normal ones I have 4 times the space I need....that's just pathetic