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Old 04-23-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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Here is what RyanAir is talking about:

Budget Airline Considers 'fat Tax' For Tubby Travellers - Thailand Forum
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:49 PM
 
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Only if they get to sit next to a sweetie pie like you - LOL.
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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What about a bad breath tax, or a noisy baby tax?
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Default How about...

...an obnoxious "won't stop talking" tax?
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:56 PM
 
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You may also know that United has just decided to charge larger passengers for 2 seats. They join Southwest with that policy.

However, since Ryanair's flights into Dulles are likely limited at best, I'm going to transfer this thread over to the Travel forum.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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An "I don't believe in deodorant" tax...
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:02 PM
 
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I love all the other tax ideas!! Brilliant!

I can understand charging for two seats. I am a super fatty and when traveling I have bought two seats before. I did not like having to pay extra but it was the right thing to do, as I did not feel it was fair to squash into someone else's space. Most of the time when my husband and I travel I put the armrest up and share a little bit of his seat.

Honestly I wouldn't mind paying for extra leg room if that was an option! Most "normal" sized people look like they would enjoy more room on the airlines as well. I have upgraded to first class when it wasn't too much more and available, that is a nice way to travel.

Of course now there is the situation of what do you do when someone is just large. Not fat but a big person. Think of a big linebacker football player sized man, he may not be fat but his board shoulders and big arms will take up some of the personal space of the people next to him, so should he pay extra, his butt fits in one seat but the rest of him might not.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Yes.

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Old 04-24-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Not unless they start charging people who constantly chatter loudly, kick your seat all the way through your flight, people with screaming children , people who smell, people who need the bathroom every 15 minutes, people who always need to get something out of their overhead locker etc... People who spend their entire time on their laptop, or listening to their MP3 so you can hear the thump, thump coming out of it.... the list of extremely annoying undesirable things to do or be on a plane is pretty long.

Being fat is no more terrible than all the above. When did being fat become a crime ?
I have been next to some of the most obnoxious people on the planet on long haul flights and fat passengers were the least of my problem. Ill behaved adults and children or people with questionable personal hygiene bother me far more.

I was sat next to this woman once ( who was skinny) and managed to chat almost non stop for 11 hours, whilst moving and kicking in her seat. I started to develop homicidal fantasies after about 10 minutes. Then there has been a lot of cherubic looking angels behind me screaming, and kicking my seat on countless flights, giving me back-ache for days afterwards. Why should they not be banned altogether with their parents ? People who absolutely stink of sweat ( and other odours ) , have bad breath and those who get drunk and loud on tiny airplane booze bottles...
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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No because the airlines contract of carriage is for the movement of a person, not by weight. It would be a violation of their contract.
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