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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Clearly, the solution to accommodate bigger airline passengers is to have thinner seats   ( divider line
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7711 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Aug 2012 at 1:33 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-24 08:18:21 AM  
3 votes:

borg: My last flight to Taipei I had a 300+ pound woman sit next to me I had the middle seat. She wanted the armrest up and started crying when I insisted it stay down. This is a 13 hour flight that is always full and worse she worked for Benny Hinn and was a bit proselyting.

/I relented and let her keep the armrest up after a couple of hours.

I had some fat ass waddle up to my row. (She had the middle farking seat). She lifts up the arm rest like it's no big thing and plops down pinching my leg under her bacon-fat. I pull my leg out, and see that she is taking up a 3rd of my seat (and the one to the other side). She acts like she's doing nothing wrong. I ask he she could move over and give me some room and she actualy says " I need the space". I complained to a air-waitress but she said there was no other space avaliable. (despite two empty seats in 1st class. Hell, give her fat ass the 1st class seat if it keeps her spandex-sweat off me).

Why the fark do I have to subsidize someone else's ticket? They should have a little mock seat at the ticket counter like they do for your carry-on luggage. If you don't fit in the seat with the arms down, you buy another ticket.
2012-08-24 01:36:43 AM  
2 votes:
I don't think Subby really RTFA well
2012-08-24 12:31:42 AM  
2 votes:
Why not try "by-the-pound" pricing?
2012-08-24 01:01:08 PM  
1 vote:

GranoblasticMan: LaughingRadish: I wonder what it'll take to get a law requiring a minimum legroom of X.

More regulation?! Bigger government?! What we need is to get rid of the FAA, not let it make more rules.

/ Derp, spent too much time in the Politics tab today

Actually, there are regs, but they have to do with evacuation time (of the plane). So, the airlines will hire Olympic athletes to test the new seating.
2012-08-24 10:58:36 AM  
1 vote:

kab: Yes, do continue treating your customers this way, airline industry. I'm sure it will all work out in your best interest.

The airlines are just responding to what the customers actually want, which is to click on the cheapest flight that comes up in Orbitz/Expedia/etc. Every once in a while an airline will announce they are adding legroom or some other niec feature and without fail they announce 6 months later they are getting rid of it because nobody was actually willing to pay a few extra bucks for the nicer seat.

Customers looking only at the base ticket price with no consideration for what they are actually going to get for that price is what is driving the industry into the dumps.
2012-08-24 08:39:48 AM  
1 vote:

Bonkthat_Again: Leg room isn't my primary concern. It's my damn elbows. I have a 50" chest and a 32" waist. I'm not fat.
It should be able to sit in a seat without having elbow wars with the person next to me.
If they were to stagger the seats by 2 or 3 inches, the elbow problem would go away.

I've often wondered why they dont make seat dividers that bisect the armrest or extend it up to shoulder height. I would be delighted not to have to play armrest wars with the next self-entitled little sh*t who was raised by helecopter parents and thinks he owns everything he can claim.
2012-08-24 07:28:40 AM  
1 vote:

jimmyego: Still can't wait till these on the right become the norm:

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Maybe they can hook up a feeding tube as well.

Airbus has captured the zeitgeist of the industry in their corporate name. Flying used to be an amazing pleasant event, but has degraded into the kind of experience riding a bus used to be.

/Also, Airbus makes crappy airplanes.
//Ask anyone who knows.
2012-08-24 05:03:05 AM  
1 vote:

... 300+ pound woman ... started crying when I insisted ... I relented.


/ means "reduced to the essentials"
2012-08-24 04:57:15 AM  
1 vote:
Obviously if they combined airline seat allocation with a dating service, that matched coupes up based on sexuality and attractiveness, they could then fit two to a seat. There would have to be a surveillane web-cam service for married customers so their spoue could check they are not having too much fun.
2012-08-24 03:22:37 AM  
1 vote:

digistil: So fatties are fine, but boney asses get even less cushion.

You compress it less though. Still, if I read it right they're going to a 'better' quality padding, perhaps a stiffer semi-memory foam. Think of it like the difference between a CRT and LCD Monitor. For the most part, all you care about is the presentation part, the display. The ability to go from a 2' deep CRT to a 2" deep LCD and now to a .75" LED LCD just offers other benefits.

Foam hasn't progressed that much, but it has progressed.
2012-08-24 02:56:05 AM  
1 vote:
Aisle seats should be reserved for people over 6', and fark all of you who think that just because you're rail thin - everyone else has to be. Some of us actual have that stuff called muscle, which makes us have different dimensions than someone who has trouble opening doors.
2012-08-24 02:12:06 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe it'll be so uncomfortable for those fatasses, they'll stop flying.
2012-08-24 01:47:30 AM  
1 vote:
That's just farking great. Everytime I get on a plane I have to put up with some fat ass spilling over his or her seat into mine. Now I'm going to have to deal with more violation by blubber.
2012-08-24 01:41:39 AM  
1 vote:
They really need to re-allow smoking on flights what with the TSA happy endings and all. But I suppose even worse service for the same prices fits the theme.
2012-08-24 01:41:31 AM  
1 vote:

miss diminutive: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why not try "by-the-pound" pricing?

For those of us who can be safely stored in overhead compartments, I'm perfectly ok with this business plan.

Added bonus if it also encourages passengers to use a bathroom before they get on the plane.
2012-08-24 01:39:30 AM  
1 vote:

Infobahn: I don't think Subby really RTFA well

This. It's the dimensions of the seat's frame that are changing, not the area that the passenger sits in that are changing.
2012-08-24 01:34:11 AM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why not try "by-the-pound" pricing?

For those of us who can be safely stored in overhead compartments, I'm perfectly ok with this business plan.
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