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Fat people should pay more to fly

If you weigh almost double the average person’s weight, then you pay for two seats.

Reference letter by Janice Gregory April 2010: While I agree that bullying of overweight children should not be allowed either in schools or outside, Ms Gregory must be aware that grossly overweight people are not able to carry out certain jobs, such as hard physical labour or plumbing / electrics where people have to squeeze into tight spaces.

While Ms Gregory rightly defends her right to exist as she is, I also defend my right to a whole seat (which I pay a lot of money for when flying ).

I totally object to having obese people next to me who invade my space and overflow into my seat. In fact in the past, when boarding I have refused to accept seats on this basis.

On that note, I weigh 88kg at 6 feet tall and have a baggage allowance of 25/40kg.

The question I ask is why someone weighing 130/150kg should pay the same as myself and have the same baggage allowance?

Grossly overweight people defending their equal rights should realise equal means equal and, if you weigh almost double the average person’s weight, then you pay for two seats.

Alternatively I suggest airlines put all obese people together so as they overflow each other and see how they feel about it – and no I am not fatist, just realistic.

Mike May, Morbihan

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