AF/KLM introduces obligatory 2nd ticket for the obese

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AF/KLM introduces obligatory 2nd ticket for the obese

Post by earthman » 19 Jan 2010, 23:19

Het Parool reports that AF/KLM as of april 1st (I'm sure it's not a joke though) will require a second ticket from passengers who do not fit into a seat. The test is that both armrests should be able to move freely. The passenger does get a 25% discount, and can get a refund if the flight is not fully booked.

Now I'm wondering whether airlines will start installing narrower seats so more people will have to buy extra tickets?

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Re: AF/KLM introduces obligatory 2nd ticket for the obese

Post by cnc » 21 Jan 2010, 17:21

have you ever been next to a fat person in an a/c?
people start flaming about discrimination now because they can't help it being fat because of illness (or because they are lazy) but its oke to discriminate tall people, its oke for fat people to steal away part of your seat area etc.
i'm pro AF/KL in this case and hope all other airlines will follow

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Re: AF/KLM introduces obligatory 2nd ticket for the obese

Post by galaxy » 21 Jan 2010, 22:49

AF/KLM forgot to mention that as from 1 April all anorexia passengers will fly 50 % if they are sitting together on one chair. :lol:

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Re: AF/KLM introduces obligatory 2nd ticket for the obese

Post by LX-LGX » 21 Jan 2010, 22:58

This 'surcharge' is a blooper from a Dutch journalist.

Press release from Air France from Wednesday 20 January 2010:
http://corporate.airfrance.com/en/press ... e/back/61/

Air France denies the obligation for heavier passengers to pay for a second seat

As opposed to the information disclosed in the press this morning, Air France has no intention of making heavier passengers pay for a second seat.

However, Air France plans to make one single change to its service starting 1 February, which is to refund heavier passengers the cost of the second seat in economy they have purchased, if the Economy cabin is not fully booked.

Since 2005, Air France has been offering heavier passengers the possibility of purchasing a second seat to ensure they travel in optimum comfort and safety. This second seat benefits from a 25% discount.

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