Saturday, April 18, 2009
Is This Discrimination Against Fat People?
The airline announced Tuesday that larger travelers will have to pay twice as much for a flight. If you cannot fit in a single seat, buckle a seat belt property, or put the armrest down when seated, then you'll have to buy two tickets. United says it has the safety and comfort of all passengers in mind. In Canada, obese air travelers have a legal right to an extra seat at no extra cost. The one-person-one-fare policy is considered a guarantee against discrimination. Maybe it's time for the US to have the same law. Question: Charging obese flyers for two is it reasonable or ridiculous?