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Old 06-15-2015, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Maybe each airline can hire one of those Carnival weight guessers and have them evaluate the passengers for seat occupancy violations prior to boarding, thus avoiding the uncomfortable flesh press.

SWA seems the most progressive in dealing with the problem - probably because they have the most experience. It has happened to me lots of times, and I usually just put up with it. It was only seriously once and in that instance a mind-reading flight attendant asked me just after closing the airplane door if I wanted to move.

Step right up and let the gimp guess your weight before you fly!
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:47 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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Is 2 seats for wide people enough? Don't they take up extra space on both sides? So if they're in a window seat, they're fine because they harmlessly spill over into the wall, but in the middle, wouldn't they also need to buy 2 spaces? In the aisle, wouldn't they be impeding folks traveling through the aisle?
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Is 2 seats for wide people enough?
In all but the most extreme cases, it's far more than enough.

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Don't they take up extra space on both sides?
No, of course not. They sit so they aren't centered in either seat.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Jawjah
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Are we also going to call out family travelers who hold noisy bratty infants/toddlers with them in their seat while traveling?
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Are we also going to call out family travelers who hold noisy bratty infants/toddlers with them in their seat while traveling?
No, because this thread is about fat people taking up 2 seats.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:50 AM
 
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As a person myself who is quite large. Its all about how you let people percieve yourself. When i fly if i cant sit in first class. The person who has to sit next to me gets to enjoy a free meal on my dime. Or if they would like to order an alcoholic beverage i will pay for that too. I also make sure i am bad stink free or have somthing on that smells nice. I do this because i know im taking up their space and it bothers them. I also dont act like a slob and cought sneeze and hack all over the person next to me. Im not super wealthy but a free drink or snack on me changes peoples attitude quickly.
I don't speak for all, but the free drink or lousy airplane snack wouldn't make up for the fact that you are taking up space that I paid for. You need to buy a second seat if you are encroaching on the space of others, or offer to pay them cold, hard cash in the pro-rated amount of their ticket based on the amount of seat space you are claiming as your own.

By the way, wearing scents is sometimes even worse than smelling of BO. Most people wear way too much, and many of them stink, and many people are allergic to them.

At least you try, have to give you credit for that.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:52 AM
 
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Yes, they should have to pay for an extra seat if they are so large that they take up extra space. If I pay for my seat, I want it. I don't want anyone sharing it with me.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:53 AM
 
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No, because this thread is about fat bashing.
Fixed if for you
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:58 AM
 
Location: BC, Arizona
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I don't think it's fat bashing to talk about solutions to a problem that impacts people.

Overweight people encroach in the space others have bought and paid for. They are entitled to be the weight they choose to be, but this thread is about minimizing the impact of that choice on their traveling neighbor.

This is as much an issue for the overweight passenger, as a number of the larger posters here have indicated that they don't enjoy being in the space of other passengers either. In Canada it was the lobby group for obese people that got the regulations changed so they were entitled to two seats for one fare.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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I don't think it's fat bashing to talk about solutions to a problem that impacts people.

Overweight people encroach in the space others have bought and paid for. They are entitled to be the weight they choose to be, but this thread is about minimizing the impact of that choice on their traveling neighbor.

This is as much an issue for the overweight passenger, as a number of the larger posters here have indicated that they don't enjoy being in the space of other passengers either. In Canada it was the lobby group for obese people that got the regulations changed so they were entitled to two seats for one fare.
Might want to re-read some of the posts in this thread
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