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Yes, generally people gravitate towards threads where they have a vested interest, but that didn't have much to do with my post.
And yes, due to my weight, people also tend to gravitate towards me as well.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
I don't see how choice or discriminatory this can be claimed. If it costs me $20 to perform a service vs. $25 for another person that person should be billed higher.
I also like the idea of charging people for carry on baggage.
yes, i will go on the record and state that i am in favor of "discriminating" against people who refuse to exercise or watch what they eat
NYCTerp is now OCTerp
What about those with actual medical disorders?
And I think the only way they can get away with the "equal share" argument is to give tall/fat people appropriate space in proportion to that fee.
Even if this punishment is also equally applied to an athlete who has low BF% but a lot of muscle?
Agree on some of the crap you see people carry on that clearly won't fit, but not on normal stuff that will easily fit overhead or underneath If they're going to charge me to check and then make me wait 15-30 minutes at the baggage carousel after I land, I want the ability to carry on for free as a time saver if nothing else.
How does your plan deal with the differences between genders? Let's say I'm 6'1, 170, very athletic, and in great shape. Why should I have to pay more than an unhealthy, overweight woman who is 5'2, 165 pounds?
Most airlines have a business/first and economy plus sections which give bigger seat and/or more leg room for additional cost.
If you are in the same seat as Person A and its costing the airline more money for the same exact seat, you should pay more.
How about we charge fat people more, but the airlines give me some money back every time they are late or cancel my flight.
I think we should tax people for public education based on their IQ too. Mentally handicapped? Tough lost.
this is simply about cost. If you're carrying on 35 lbs of baggage which costs the Airline X amount you should pay your fair share.
because its costing more to transport you. tall, athletic people have plenty of other advantages which they have earned by virtue of being athletic.
Be careful with the use of the term 'fair share.'
But the bags are flying whether they're in the hold or not, and you're saving them turnaround time at the gate, baggage handler salary, bennies, equipment use, etc. How many times have you been on a flight where they are waiting for bags to come from another gate?
Based on my experience of the SW non-stops from BWI to Vegas, this could a be a boom for SW. The clientele on those flights are not the most healthy of Americans.
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Just ask Wilbo.
They also have the option of jogging to their destination. Think of all the 13.1 stickers they could earn if they went by foot instead of by plane.
because it has nothing to do with your health, just your weight.
there also should be a cost of checking baggage. Agree that's costly as well. I like the pay as you go way entirely.
Oh I know, this is just more squawking from the tiny people that will eventually be eradicated
We could also charge passengers $1 for every time they ask the flight attendant to do something, since if every passenger just STFU and never asked for anything the plane would only need 1 flight attendant instead of 2. Other passengers are using more than their fair share of the flight attendant services and I am being punished as a result.
Then your idea of charging for carry-on bags is somewhat counter-productive. Charging people for carry on will more than likely result in greater fuel costs because if people HAVE to pay for bags regardless of size, they are going to be far more likely to travel with bigger bags and dump stuff in larger check-in luggage.
I do like this and would be fine with it....but ultimately little people will just pay more for more space and on and on it goes. something something little man complex watch out before I step on you
I don't really have an issue with the "pay as you weigh" concept, so long as
(a) my 103 lb. wife and 64 lb. son are charged significantly less than me, at 225 lb.-- if I have to pay more for being tall/heavy then I should also save money by having a small/skinny wife and kid; and
(b) no one pretends like this has anything to do with curbing obesity.
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