Speakeasy forum: $ per pound, well it's been coming for a few years

by: Roger NC April 12, 2013 6:52 AM PDT

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$ per pound, well it's been coming for a few years

by Roger NC - 4/12/13 6:52 AM

Airline finally charging by the pound for passengers as well as luggage.

Samoa airline by the pound charges. One tv story mentioned Samoa has one of the highest population obesity rate.



I know it's a problem when you're sitting next to someone as large as me, but I don't like it either.

I don't like a screaming baby or kid on a flight, but I've not asked they be banned. Or kids and young teenagers that bounce against the back of their seat and against the back of the seat in front of them the entire flight.

It was argued here before that it's only fair because more pounds mean more fuel. Maybe so, in that case I guess you'll have to weight everything and charge everything by the pound to make it not discriminatory. Of course fat people clothes weight more too, too bad, you shouldn't eat so much. Maybe it'll finally be so expensive to take bags with me I'll do the ship it to the hotel route like so many recommend but cost so much.

Perhaps it's most unfair to really tall people that aren't obese, but normal for their height. They're going to pay more and still be fitted in a too small a space for their height.

Oh well, it's not hate speech to insult fat people.

I'll probably not be flying anymore anyway since my wife died. Visiting her family once or twice a year was most of our flying anyway. I guess I'll never take a cruise to Alaska anyway alone, I sure won't fly to the West Coast once this practice spreads.

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