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Subject:  Re: Poll: Pay-by-pound passenger airline travel? Date:  5/22/2008  2:03 PM
Author:  karenfiftyone Number:  12571 of 116886

To me it's not as much a matter of weight as it is the fact that if someone who is morbidly obese is in the seat next to you, you lose 1/4 of your seat and the "space" you paid for, more or less.

I'm not sure what the answer is there. It seems excessive to make them buy two seats, but on the other hand, it really can screw the traveler in coach on a coast-to-coast nonstop who has a 300-pounder next to them.


They don't even have to be fat. People who have broad shoulders encroach on their seatmates' space too.

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