Obese passengers to be charged double to fly

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at 09:50 PM, 22 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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Frenchman Jean-Paul Touze, who weighs 170 kilograms (374 pounds) sued Air France for alleged discrimination after it refused to let him board a Beijing flight unless he bought two seats.

Overweight flyers, who are unable to squeeze into a single plane seat, will be asked to pay for two seats, or not be allowed on board for ‘safety reasons’, the airline announced today.

Air France spokesman Nicolas Petteau said: “It’s a question of security.”

The airline denied reports in the French press that it would oblige obese passengers to buy a second seat.

It says it will reimburse the passengers if the plane is not full.

The company said it already offers obese passengers the option of buying an adjoining seat at a discount.

Obese passengers who don’t reserve a second seat may not be allowed to board, at the captain’s discretion and if there is not an unoccupied adjoining seat.

Three years ago Air France was sued by a 160-kilo (353 pounds) passenger who the airline obliged to buy a second seat for a full New Delhi-Paris flight.

Air France was ordered to pay €8,000 ($11,423) in damages and to reimburse the cost of the second seat.

Other airlines with similar policies on obese passengers include Southwest, JetBlue and American Airlines.
gwadagirl at 10:26 PM, 22 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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jesus-christ
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Tolutab1 at 11:03 PM, 22 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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That's not possible
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Tolutab1 at 11:04 PM, 22 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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That's not possible
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esoo at 12:51 AM, 23 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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they are joking....can they buy the additional ticket
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omibanks at 04:30 AM, 23 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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 Embarrassed
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nice9ija at 10:32 AM, 23 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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the are not serius
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colenzo at 03:17 PM, 23 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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eat more and drink much beer when u get fat u look for someone to blame

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Kennee at 03:26 PM, 23 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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l don't see anything wrong with what the Airline Did

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Rhyne at 04:54 PM, 23 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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 Grin
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Rhyne at 04:58 PM, 23 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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 ;D
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ibobobelvis at 08:46 PM, 23 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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make dem take time o,bcos i dey plan to get fat soon o lol!!!

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Bukkee9109 at 09:49 PM, 23 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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haha its good like that. because all these times big people have beeen suffereing trying to fit into one seat, but now they know that have two full seats all to themselves. its betta dat way. lol
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RockinJuly3rD at 11:06 PM, 23 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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It is about time !!!! not to be rude -- but finally action is being taken whenever there is a big passenger it is hard to get to the other side of the plane lol =]
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thyckma at 01:51 AM, 24 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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thats like asking a skinny person to pay half because they take half the seat, or are they going to ask a pregnant woman to pay more or is it going to be ok to ask someone of a different race to pay for an extra seat so there is space between people, give me break, and yes im fat!
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2slimshady at 05:09 PM, 24 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: nametalkam on 09:50 PM, 22 Jan 10
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Frenchman Jean-Paul Touze, who weighs 170 kilograms (374 pounds) sued Air France for alleged discrimination after it refused to let him board a Beijing flight unless he bought two seats.

Overweight flyers, who are unable to squeeze into a single plane seat, will be asked to pay for two seats, or not be allowed on board for ‘safety reasons’, the airline announced today.

Air France spokesman Nicolas Petteau said: “It’s a question of security.”

The airline denied reports in the French press that it would oblige obese passengers to buy a second seat.

It says it will reimburse the passengers if the plane is not full.

The company said it already offers obese passengers the option of buying an adjoining seat at a discount.

Obese passengers who don’t reserve a second seat may not be allowed to board, at the captain’s discretion and if there is not an unoccupied adjoining seat.

Three years ago Air France was sued by a 160-kilo (353 pounds) passenger who the airline obliged to buy a second seat for a full New Delhi-Paris flight.

Air France was ordered to pay €8,000 ($11,423) in damages and to reimburse the cost of the second seat.

Other airlines with similar policies on obese passengers include Southwest, JetBlue and American Airlines.


lol.................. very funny
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RockinJuly3rD at 10:57 PM, 24 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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your taking this topic to a new discussion because what does a seat have to do with race and yes i c where yur coming from but for safety reasons big ppl neds to bye 2 seats
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nd4life at 04:39 AM, 25 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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Yeah,they need to pay for two seats cos' they inconvenients passengers around them.Lol!
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yomzjoe at 10:20 AM, 25 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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It's better that way! It's painful when you pay for a seat and someone beside you is squeezing the hell out of you thereby making you uncomfortable through out your journey. IF NA YOU, HOW WILL YOU FEEL? 
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FJosh at 10:53 AM, 25 Jan 10 (7 years ago)
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Well, it's ok if only airlines would ask those of us that are slim 2 pay less bcos we have less weight since weight is the main issue here. If the Obese will pay for double seat bcos they're fat also, the slim should pay for half the seat cos their weght is very light else that rule won't be complate bcos what is good for the ''goose'' is also good for the ''gander''. Let's think about it and be fare to the slim (us). Don't  lol. Thank you.
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