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Making Obese Fliers Pay for 2 Is Only Fair

July 07, 2002

Re "On Some Airlines, Size Does Matter," June 21:

If you've sat next to someone in an airplane whose obesity overflows onto your seat, straitjacketing you into your seat so that it is virtually impossible for you to move, then you can imagine why the people of Southwest Airlines want to have obese people pay for two seats instead of one.

If these obese people can't afford a first-class seat where the seats are generally much wider than in coach, then every airline has my vote to charge these people for an extra seat so that the rest of us can sit in some kind of comfort and enjoy the flight.

Stanley Eskin

Laguna Woods

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