Thoughts & Ideas

I’m fat, I’m fat, you know it

22 October, 2010 (12:00) | Thoughts & Ideas

I’ve heard about the airlines that charge you for 2 seats if your body “prevents the use of safety belts or arm rests” or whatever, even famous director Kevin Smith was forced to pay the fees on one airline.

What I’m thinking is that airlines start charging based on BMI, or some other type of health standard.  This could be extremely effective in our nation’s healthy and it’s completely based in sound logic.  The heavier you are, the more fuel they have to burn to move you.

Maybe even throw luggage into the mix.  Charge everything by the pound.  If you and your luggage weigh 300 pounds, it will cost you $300 for every 300 miles you go or something like that.  Even if the ratio is majorly slanted for profit of the airlines, it will be simpler for everyone, get rid of the unfairness of little people paying more and huge people inconveniencing anyone else.

Related:  http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/10/14/tall.fliers.rant/index.html?hpt=C2

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