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United Airlines may start forcing obese individuals to pay for 2 seats or get bumped. Is this reasonable?

Poll Results: 9,059 votes

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Sue H.
Saturday October 11, 2014, 7:39 PM


Renee M.
Tuesday September 30, 2014, 11:37 AM

Yes, if they can't fit in one seat and need the extra space.

Rhonda B.
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 7:19 PM


Rhonda B.
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 7:17 PM


Darren Woolsey
Thursday September 18, 2014, 11:48 AM

I think airline carriers and anyone else designing "furniture" or "seating" for people, ought to have a little less attention on the costing and more on the actual design.

Panchali Yapa
Thursday September 18, 2014, 11:43 AM

Thank you

Sandy G.
Saturday September 6, 2014, 9:03 AM

And Mandeep, I agree with your view that we all need to be more tolerant of others, but I think we all need to be more empathetic also. I don't think you realize that people protest strong perfumes not because they don't like the smell, but because they actually cause migraines to some individuals. I am one of the many people on this planet sensitive to perfumes; I can't wear it and if I'm in an enclosed area, such as a plane or an elevator, with someone wearing too much perfume, I literally end up with a three-day migraine because of it. I understand the world isn't a fair place, but is it anyone's right to make others sick?

Sandy G.
Saturday September 6, 2014, 8:56 AM

I don't think it's ok to bump anyone for any reason. Airlines should have an obese section because it makes it uncomfortable for the overweight individual AND his/her neighbors otherwise. Not sure if charging them more would be fair or not; it is extra weight and space, so it might be fair. But bumping because you overbook is always wrong and singling out overweight individuals because it's easier to justify (in their minds) is bulls**t.

Mandeep Chhabra
Thursday September 4, 2014, 10:32 AM

No, we just need to learn to be more tolerant as individuals.
I have sat next to obese individuals and yes it can be uncomfortable but that's life, may be he or she hates the perfume I'm wearing and has to endure it too.
Better still we should all be charged half price on plane tickets since the seats are only getting smaller and smaller

Stardust Noel
Monday September 1, 2014, 9:06 AM


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