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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough I reckon

    The more you weigh, the more you pay
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    Obese people who are unable to squeeze into a single plane seat will have to pay nearly double to fly with Air France-KLM in future, the company says.

    Extra-large flyers will have to pay 75 per cent of the cost of a second seat (the full price excluding tax and surcharges) on top of the full price for the first, spokeswoman Monique Matze said on Tuesday, saying the decision was made for 'safety' reasons.

    'We have to make sure that the backrest can move freely up and down and that all passengers are securely fastened with a safety belt,' said Matze.

    People who cannot fit into a single seat are fastened by slotting the belt tip of one seat into the plug of the next - stretching over both seats.

    By paying for both, the overweight passenger will be assured that two seats will be available next to each other. They will, however, get their money back on flights that are not fully booked, said Matze.

    The new measure will apply for people who book their tickets from February 1 for all flights from April 1 this year.

    The average plane seat is 43 centimetres wide - 44 centimetres for long haul flights.
     
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I have been saying they should put you on the scales next to your bags and weigh them together for years now.  Maybe that is because I am a 65kg man mountain and would be able to take my house as luggage for free if they brought it in. 
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Going fishing again Mata?
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    none so virtuous as a reformed whore
     
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I had a more gentler version in mind - but I like this one better :)
     
  7. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      How's things working out for you at Majestic anyway Fro?
     
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I'll pretend I have some idea of what you are on about ?!!?
     
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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  11. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    bemused is more like it. or confused.
     
  12. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    fair call i think
    if u cant fit in one seat you should pay for 2

    i personally have no dramas fitting in plane seats now
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Use of the plural noted.
     
  14. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    for the slow ****

    I  have no problem fitting in to 1 plane seat

    nice try but no prize u fool
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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