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Old 01-11-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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LOL...no.

That is the fitness/vanity scene in that city. Lived there too and that is not average. There are more everyday people in L.A. than fitness models.
Exactly. I grew up on the central coast and have quite a bit of family in those areas and have spent far more time than I wanted to in LA/Southern California...

Those pictures are by no means the average person over there. He's got blinders on and basically ignores people who aren't his 'ideal'.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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It should be OK for airlines to charge people more money if they can't fit in a standard seat.
I agree with this.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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It seems on CD the thin women and the overweight women are about equal when it comes to nasty comments made about their body types.

When a man says "I don't want no bones in bed with me" that is just as hurtful as "I don't want no fatty".

As for the airlines,no they shouldn't charge more..
I have a hard time believing anyone could fit in those seats.
They know people are bigger and taller,so why can't they make bigger seats?

Don't blame the person,blame the airlines for being so cheap.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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It seems on CD the thin women and the overweight women are about equal when it comes to nasty comments made about their body types.

When a man says "I don't want no bones in bed with me" that is just as hurtful as "I don't want no fatty".

As for the airlines,no they shouldn't charge more..
I have a hard time believing anyone could fit in those seats.
They know people are bigger and taller,so why can't they make bigger seats?

Don't blame the person,blame the airlines for being so cheap.
Cheap? You know airlines have been going bankrupt left and right? If they made their seats bigger then fewer people could fly per flight so everyone would pay more whether they were thin or big. You'd be asking everyone else to pay more money to accommodate you (or whatever hypothetical overweight person is being asked to pay more).

But I agree, comments bashing your body, regardless of size, are hurtful.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:08 PM
 
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Cheap? You know airlines have been going bankrupt left and right? If they made their seats bigger then fewer people could fly per flight so everyone would pay more whether they were thin or big. You'd be asking everyone else to pay more money to accommodate you (or whatever hypothetical overweight person is being asked to pay more).

But I agree, comments bashing your body, regardless of size, are hurtful.
That is true regarding the airlines; however,every business has to upgrade at some point.
I even read that airplane seats have gotten smaller over time.
I have read that even normal weight passengers complain about the seats. They just aren't comfortable to anyone of any size.

I know you say you are tall. Are you comfortable in airplane seats?
I know your legs have to be cramped at some point during flights.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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That is true regarding the airlines; however,every business has to upgrade at some point.
I even read that airplane seats have gotten smaller over time.
I have read that even normal weight passengers complain about the seats. They just aren't comfortable to anyone of any size.

I know you say you are tall. Are you comfortable in airplane seats?
I know your legs have to be cramped at some point during flights.
I guess it's time for me to defend the airline industry a bit.

Do you have ANY idea how expensive it is to maintain an aircraft? Honestly, tickets should be twice as much as they are right now just to keep up with the parts and labor needed to keep those things in the air. Pilots are already getting paid less than municipal bus drivers with MUCH worse hours, and Flight Attendants aren't far behind.

I get a little sick of people complaining about how horrible and expensive air travel is when my sister just bought a round trip ticket from CA to Boston for under $350. If it's so bad, pay the money and upgrade to business or first class.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: California
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LOL...no.

That is the fitness/vanity scene in that city. Lived there too and that is not average. There are more everyday people in L.A. than fitness models.
I have to second this. No way this is a "normal" looking woman in Los Angeles. In fact, I don't even know what a normal looking woman looks like here. The population is diverse in every way imaginable. Let's just say she is normal looking for an LA yoga instructor.

And lets remember that people whose careers revolve around physical fitness will be in better shape than average joes and janes. They basically exercise for a living.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:48 AM
 
Location: US
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Originally Posted by jerseygal4u View Post
It seems on CD the thin women and the overweight women are about equal when it comes to nasty comments made about their body types.

When a man says "I don't want no bones in bed with me" that is just as hurtful as "I don't want no fatty".

As for the airlines,no they shouldn't charge more..
I have a hard time believing anyone could fit in those seats.
They know people are bigger and taller,so why can't they make bigger seats?

Don't blame the person,blame the airlines for being so cheap.

Hurtful...nah
Laughable...for sure

I guess they are making seats larger?
Airline Seat Sizes

I dunno. I feel cramped in the avg size seat and I am not large or tall. First class seats are more than fine though.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I think a lot of women feel the pressure to be very thin. I will never be able to be a size 0. I feel if I go lower than a 6 I may look like I'll need an intervention for an eating disorder because of my body shape. I've had a couple of doctors last year throw me into a mid-thirties crisis if you will. One told me I'll never get off my medications for BP and diabeties and maybe he's right but I'm trying my hardest to prove him wrong. My goal isn't to be size 0. My goal is to become kicka$$ strong and fit.
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