United: Pay Up, Fatties
By Prescott Carlson in News on Apr 15, 2009 8:36PM
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The airline is putting the onus of determining if one is "of size" on the flight attendants (which should make for some fun confrontations trying to enforce this once the person has already boarded), with at least one person thinking that makes the policy too arbitrary:
"How do you eyeball someone and decide they're not going to fit?" said aviation consultant Robert Mann, president of R.W. Mann & Co. "From a knees-to-seatback perspective, I don't fit. I'm 6'4". It's reached the point where it's essentially impossible to sit in coach and have the person in front of you recline."
What we want to know is, will Sandi Jackson fight for the rights of fat people in Chicago?