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dustbunnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-18-09 12:14 AM
Response to Reply #93
97. lol, who's self-righteous? A bus stop is not a plane flying through the air.

Not even remotely the same situation. You can walk away from a bus stop. That's just for starters.
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  -United Airlines to charge obese for two seats moez  Apr-17-09 09:15 AM   #0 
  - Mixed feelings here.  lurky   Apr-17-09 09:21 AM   #1 
  - I've been pinned in on some loooong trips myself....  moez   Apr-17-09 09:25 AM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-17-09 10:58 AM   #24 
  - "are twinkie addictions a disability"  Scout   Apr-17-09 02:37 PM   #47 
  - There are many reasons for obesity other than "twinkie addictions" like being poor...  WI_DEM   Apr-17-09 03:49 PM   #55 
  - You have to eat a lot of any kind of food to be obese  JNelson6563   Apr-17-09 06:22 PM   #61 
  - Moot point. The poor don't fly much. Because they're poor.  madeline_con   Apr-17-09 09:03 PM   #79 
  - Got a point. (n/t)  Statistical   Apr-17-09 10:44 PM   #90 
  - Excellent post. Thank You.  npk   Apr-18-09 12:09 AM   #96 
  - Is douche-baggery? How do you cope?  Hassin Bin Sober   Apr-17-09 06:29 PM   #63 
  - Perhaps if the person in question....  burning rain   Apr-17-09 08:32 PM   #75 
  - I was in an aisle seat  dipsydoodle   Apr-17-09 09:30 AM   #7 
  - Cry me a river.  madeline_con   Apr-17-09 09:01 PM   #78 
  - Jesus. Am I on DU?  varkam   Apr-17-09 10:10 PM   #84 
  - Pardon my lard, but  madamesilverspurs   Apr-17-09 09:36 PM   #82 
  - They should charge me less  HelenWheels   Apr-17-09 09:24 AM   #2 
  - At least when I've checked into it normal first class = 5-7X price. NT  dmallind   Apr-17-09 09:29 AM   #6 
  - that's if you compare a discounted coach fare.  dysfunctional press   Apr-17-09 09:52 AM   #13 
     - Wouldn't know - who pays full fare themselves? Even competent businesses can do better, NT  dmallind   Apr-17-09 01:40 PM   #38 
        - believe it or not, people do.  dysfunctional press   Apr-17-09 02:37 PM   #48 
           - Good lord - well then that's the problem solved - they already paid twice! :) NT  dmallind   Apr-17-09 02:58 PM   #49 
  - only if you'd be willing to share your seat with another small person.  dysfunctional press   Apr-17-09 09:51 AM   #12 
  - Might be interesting  HelenWheels   Apr-17-09 10:55 AM   #20 
     - why not just cut out the middle-man and sell space on your seat to the obese person directly...?  dysfunctional press   Apr-17-09 01:19 PM   #30 
        - That actually has potential -- for travelers.  SmileyRose   Apr-17-09 08:23 PM   #74 
  - Right. let the huge person pay half my airfare, and I'l lthink about it....  jazzjunkysue   Apr-17-09 01:28 PM   #32 
  - But what do you do about it? Do you say something to the obese person?  CTyankee   Apr-17-09 02:04 PM   #45 
  - They should charge by weight  Dappleganger   Apr-17-09 01:44 PM   #41 
  - Apparently obesity has various definitions  dmallind   Apr-17-09 09:26 AM   #4 
  - You wouldn't be charged.  Statistical   Apr-17-09 10:10 AM   #15 
  - I understand that. Not the point though  dmallind   Apr-17-09 01:35 PM   #36 
     - As a small person who flies a lot, I'm going to disagree a little.  dustbunnie   Apr-17-09 09:18 PM   #80 
  - I hear ya  Goblinmonger   Apr-17-09 10:36 AM   #19 
  - I guarantee you you do spill over.  dmallind   Apr-17-09 01:39 PM   #37 
  - My brother is a thin but broad shouldered man who spills over the seat  SmileyRose   Apr-17-09 08:21 PM   #73 
  - exactly  Kali   Apr-17-09 11:24 PM   #94 
  - This is a tricky situation. I have been on flights where the middle passenger  CTyankee   Apr-17-09 09:27 AM   #5 
  - They should have moved her to first class.  rcrush   Apr-17-09 01:32 PM   #34 
  - This was Southwest. They have no first class section. And seating is a system  CTyankee   Apr-17-09 01:59 PM   #43 
  - I'd pay extra to get an extra wide seat!  Cronus Protagonist   Apr-17-09 06:43 PM   #64 
     - It's perfectly reasonable for the airlines to charge you extra, too....  Hekate   Apr-17-09 08:08 PM   #69 
  - I'd love it if they'd widen all airline seats.  cherish44   Apr-17-09 09:30 AM   #8 
  - and i'd love it if they'd let me fly for free.  dysfunctional press   Apr-17-09 09:49 AM   #10 
  - Sure they can but that would widen the price of a ticket.  Statistical   Apr-17-09 09:50 AM   #11 
  - You don't have to widen every row  wickerwoman   Apr-17-09 03:44 PM   #54 
     - 35% of the country is now obese.  Statistical   Apr-17-09 05:45 PM   #59 
  - Tsk. You clearly have not gotten the memo: The problem is ALL about fat people...  Hekate   Apr-17-09 08:10 PM   #70 
  - Makes sense to me. Subway charges for 2 sandwiches when one is not enough  Egalitariat   Apr-17-09 09:47 AM   #9 
  - I won't fly anymore unless absolutely necessary  Demobrat   Apr-17-09 09:56 AM   #14 
  - I heard that  MajorChode   Apr-17-09 10:57 AM   #23 
  - I've got no problem with this  scheming daemons   Apr-17-09 10:12 AM   #16 
  - "Unable to properly buckle the seatbelt using a single seatbelt extender "  Vickers   Apr-17-09 10:15 AM   #17 
  - As long as f=ma, I don't have a big problem with this....  BlooInBloo   Apr-17-09 10:17 AM   #18 
  - Because it always works so well, we need a one-size-fits-all policy in this matter too. nt  Hekate   Apr-17-09 08:12 PM   #71 
  - There shouldn't be seats at all  MajorChode   Apr-17-09 10:56 AM   #21 
  - wtf>? lol that's some crazy shit.  FudaFuda   Apr-17-09 01:42 PM   #39 
     - I flown all over the world  MajorChode   Apr-17-09 03:50 PM   #56 
  - didn't we just have a flame-bait thread on this article? n/t  Scout   Apr-17-09 10:57 AM   #22 
  - It's flame-bait to cite a current news link?  moez   Apr-17-09 11:04 AM   #27 
     - there's nothing left to discuss on this topic ... this exact article  Scout   Apr-17-09 02:36 PM   #46 
  - If you need two seats, you pay for two seats  kctim   Apr-17-09 11:00 AM   #25 
  - Wont be long before this is abused like crazy  NeedleCast   Apr-17-09 11:02 AM   #26 
  - Good. nt  anonymous171   Apr-17-09 11:04 AM   #28 
  - Interestingly enough...  TTUBatfan2008   Apr-17-09 11:09 AM   #29 
  - Good. I was made absolutely miserable during a 4 hour+ flight to Vegas  nonconformist   Apr-17-09 01:25 PM   #31 
  - Someone tried that with me and I defended my turf. The armrest goes down. Period.  jazzjunkysue   Apr-17-09 01:31 PM   #33 
     - Same here.  Demobrat   Apr-17-09 03:25 PM   #50 
  - I fly all the time.. would never fly United  walldude   Apr-17-09 01:35 PM   #35 
  - At one time we boycotted.....  Union Yes   Apr-17-09 01:43 PM   #40 
  - United sucks anyway.  Dappleganger   Apr-17-09 01:47 PM   #42 
  - That's fine. Are you going to boycott the other 7 airlines who also embrace this policy.  dustbunnie   Apr-17-09 02:00 PM   #44 
  - You could always request the seat beside the fat guy -- since you're so open minded and all***  Egalitariat   Apr-17-09 08:56 PM   #77 
  - do us skinnies get a rebate?  spanone   Apr-17-09 03:26 PM   #51 
  - No but  Demobrat   Apr-17-09 03:34 PM   #53 
  - I think it is a good policy. What gives fat people the right to invade space I paid for! nt  aaaaaa5a   Apr-17-09 03:30 PM   #52 
  - The fact that they're human beings and you can't pay for space?  wickerwoman   Apr-17-09 04:03 PM   #58 
     - You pay for a seat. The ticket tells you which seat is yours. If you don't get the whole thing  Egalitariat   Apr-17-09 08:55 PM   #76 
     - I most certainly pay for a space.  Codeine   Apr-17-09 10:19 PM   #86 
     - +A trillion  varkam   Apr-17-09 10:40 PM   #88 
        - Actually it's a terrible comparison. Makes no sense either. n/t  dustbunnie   Apr-17-09 10:51 PM   #91 
           - So says the self-righteous. eom  varkam   Apr-17-09 11:16 PM   #93 
              - lol, who's self-righteous? A bus stop is not a plane flying through the air.  dustbunnie   Apr-18-09 12:14 AM   #97 
                 - I never even commented on that comparison.  varkam   Apr-18-09 12:28 AM   #100 
  - What's the Problem? - They pay for twice as much food.  MrPerson   Apr-17-09 03:53 PM   #57 
  - so you get on the plane and then they say they want to charge you double????  dembotoz   Apr-17-09 06:15 PM   #60 
  - Post 9/11 starting a fist fight with airline crew is generally NOT a good way to start your vacation  Statistical   Apr-17-09 10:41 PM   #89 
  - I dont like what happens if no unused seats are available.  MadBadger   Apr-17-09 06:27 PM   #62 
  - It is probably due to the airlines insane business modeling  DeschutesRiver   Apr-17-09 07:56 PM   #65 
  - I keep saying that and nobody listens, so I finally got the message: It's ALL about the fatness...  Hekate   Apr-17-09 08:17 PM   #72 
     - Well, at least we still have our memories:)  DeschutesRiver   Apr-17-09 10:29 PM   #87 
        - My family is scattered over the continent, too far to drive or I wouldn't bother flying either...  Hekate   Apr-18-09 12:06 AM   #95 
  - I'll take their concerns more seriously when they charge more for passengers over 6 ft tall...  Hekate   Apr-17-09 08:01 PM   #66 
  - Airlines should stop serving liquids too. That would take care of the "Excuse me I need to get out  Hekate   Apr-17-09 08:05 PM   #67 
  - a single seatbelt extender  ProdigalJunkMail   Apr-17-09 08:06 PM   #68 
  - This is why Limbaugh bought his own jet. n/t  Canuckistanian   Apr-17-09 09:20 PM   #81 
  - I agree....  MazeRat7   Apr-17-09 09:49 PM   #83 
  - Ew! Fat people are scary and gross!  varkam   Apr-17-09 10:14 PM   #85 
  - I know I will do what I can to avoid this company from now on.  Seldona   Apr-17-09 11:06 PM   #92 
  - Since this is America and the land of the opportunistic  npk   Apr-18-09 12:19 AM   #98 
  - Considering the incidence of obesity in America, it looks like the loss of business this will invite  Mr. Hyde   Apr-18-09 12:25 AM   #99 

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