Summary: Lady is pissed off that since she is too fat to fit in a single seat, Air Canada won’t give them one for free. Boo fucking hoo.
No shit Sherlock :rolleyes:. Thats why they should have to buy a second seat. IMHO Air Canada is being kind at just letting them pay 1/2 price for it… and not charging them full pop.
Summary of my rant: Grossly fat people, fly. Fly all you want. Just don’t expect to be given a free seat by the airline because you can’t fit your ass and love handles in the single econo seat you paid for. You’ll have to pay for 2 or pay extra for first class where the seat may be large enough to accomodate your x-tra large girth… just like anyone else would if they wanted a roomier seat.
So maybe the seats sizes aren’t based on the size of the average person? It doesn’t take too much extra weight to be uncomfortable trying to fit into economy airplane seats. You could be nowhere near 500 pounds and encroach on the space of the person beside you.
Nope, not at all. Last time we flew (mind you, this was before the “more leg room in coach” efforts lately), my 6’4", 250 lb husband has some difficulty with both the width of seats - he’s very broad in his frame - and with having enough leg room, plus anyone who sits in front of him can’t recline all the way or else his kneecaps about literally get crushed by the seat. Airlines aren’t always very considerate about trying to get him into bulkhead seats to avoid this, but we try.
I think the people who plan and build these things are the same people who designate how many “men” a tent can hold (four man? Are you kidding? Four children maybe!) and design women’s clothing (isn’t every woman 6’ tall and 100 pounds???).
Are econo seats too small? Probably, but thats why there are coach.
Most people can fit in them. If you can’t, tough noogies. I am not a “small” man by any means (5’11", 210lbs) and sure, I wish they were a little larger. However my belly and/or ass does not hang over into my neighbors seat when I fly. If it did, I wouldn’t expect the airlines to go out of their way to accomodate my “physique” since I don’t fit into the “norm” …at least not without paying extra. Its fucking ridiculous.
A point I was thinking of making in the OP. What should then happen in these cases? The Extra-large amongst us are going to sue the airlines buy larger aircraft if they can’t fit down the aisle let alone in the seat? Dash-8s and Pilatus’s aren’t that large.
I was on a flight recently where a behemoth was slopping over her seat onto the poor, normal-sized woman cowering next to her. The flight attendant very diplomatically offered the normal woman a chance to change seats in such a way that it was never mentioned that the gigantic woman-mountain was wayyyyyy too damn big for that seat they put her in. A seat belt extension was proferred, of course.
A perfect example of when it actually is anybody else’s business that you’re too damn fat. Thank God there were empty seats on te plane, 'cause that would have been a loonnggg four hours for that poor woman. Welll, both of them, actually.