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Should overweight individuals be required to pay for two seats on a plane?

  • Heavy as Two

    Overweight people should pay for 2 because they can weigh up to twitch as much as 2 other people who take up 1 seat. It is just like paying for extra luggage. I am not saying that small people should pay less, because they still take up a seat on a plane.

  • Yes, individuals should be required to pay for the number of seats their body mass uses.

    Yes, overweight individuals should be required to pay for two seats on a plane. First, they do not fit into one seat comfortably. Therefore, either they are causing the people who bought adjacent seats to give up at least half their seat or the overweight individual sits partial on top of the other people. This is an uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing situation for both individuals. Secondly, if the overweight individual is seated in an aisle seat, it is a safety hazard. The drink and beverage cart cannot move past them easily, and if there is an in-flight emergency, and their mass is blocking the aisle, it is difficult for personnel to maneuver around them to take care of it. The best way to avoid these issues is to require obese individuals to buy two adjacent seats

  • Overweight individuals should pay for two seats on a plane if they take up two spaces.

    Overweight individuals prevent other people from sitting in neighboring sports, causing airlines to lose money. Either they take up two seats of space, or they take up enough space that others cannot sit next to them. Therefore, they should be liable for paying the costs of the seats that they occupy.

  • I just say no

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  • I just say no

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  • No, overweight individuals should not be required to pay for two seats on a plane.

    Obesity represents a major health concern in the United States and in many other nations the world over. When a significantly overweight person flies, that individual may not be able to fit comfortably or fully within one seat on an aircraft. This type of physical limitation should be accommodated by airlines without the passenger being required to purchase a second ticket. In some cases, the weight issue may be the result of a medical condition beyond a person's ability to control. In such cases, the American with Disabilities Act may require an airline to reasonably accommodate these types of passengers at no additional cost to them.

  • The price of a ticket pays for fuel and airline services.

    The error in the mindset that overweight people should be required to pay for two seats is in the assumption that people purchase a seat on a plane. People purchase passage on a plane. The price of the ticket pays for the services of the airline and fuel. An overweight person does not use any more of these services than other passengers. They, therefore, should not be forced to buy two seats.


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