Wednesday, December 2, 2009

American Airlines redefines the term "Wide Body"

Obese air passenger in economy seat has picture taken
An image of an obese passenger squeezed into an economy airline seat has reopened a debate about how airlines deal with growing numbers of oversized passengers.
The picture, posted on an aviation blog, was reportedly taken by a flight attendant to illustrate to airline managers the difficulty of dealing with passengers who cannot fit into seats.
It is unclear if the man was aware his picture was being taken or whether the flight, on US carrier American Airlines, took off with the passenger spilling out of his seat.
Airlines already offer extended seatbelts to larger passengers to comply with safety rules but a number of carriers now insist obese customers buy an extra seat.

1 comment:

Kyle Reynolds said...

Indeed I think they should buy an extra seat. Otherwise they make the passenger sitting next to them, highly uncomfortable by practically sitting on top of them. But they would probably have to change the method of ticket booking as well, because there would be problems with overbooking. There should be a solution somehow. Good blog btw!