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(CNN)   Sure it's discriminatory to hire only hot, skinny, nubile women as flight attendants. Sure it may have been previously found illegal. But it saves fuel, dammit. So bring the hot flight attendants back   (edition.cnn.com) divider line 154
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2013-06-30 12:14:37 AM
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2013-06-30 01:26:23 AM

LonMead: BolshyGreatYarblocks: "Samoa Air last year became the first airline to charge fees according to weight".

Now THERE'S irony.

Man, those Samoans are surly bunch.


Margaret Mead approved!
 
2013-06-30 03:53:22 AM
I propose a mandatory federal pricing plan based on the weight of passengers and their baggage. Say the base ticket is 10 cents per mile. Then a customer/baggage weight surcharge is added at maybe 10 cents per pound. Now to make it interesting, there should also be age/weight rebates for every sky waitress on the flight, say $1 for every year over 30 and $1 for every BMI point over ideal for their height/weight. Also a $10 rebate for any male FA and another $50 for "bad attitude"

A couple of flights where the airline had to PAY OUT money to customers and I guarantee that every flight would be staffed by hot, bubbly 20-year-olds.

When I am king of everything, this will be among my first decrees.
 
2013-06-30 04:34:17 PM

Kyosuke: Except that it becomes perfectly acceptable to plop your fat 350# ass in two seats that normally would be occupied by two 175# people. You've paid by the cubic foot too.


Like I said, it's sub-optimal in both directions.

But just look at the layout of planes, where even people within 1 std. dev. of mean for weight and height literally don't fit comfortably into the allotted seat space -- seriously, the seats are designed to force your shoulders to overlap -- and you'll clearly see that in current configurations passenger planes space is at a higher premium than weight.

Also, if your hips don't fit inside a single seat -- the most constrained dimension of seating on most planes -- most airlines already require you to buy two seats.
 
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