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I would like to participate in the process of deciding what the definition of fattie is. My proposal is to build, right next to the cage at the gate where you test to see if your carryon will fit, a human sized cage for similar purposes
post #48602 of 65744
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Are you still vegetarian?

Nah, I did it for a month and was like... meh. Now I just don't eat much meat (what can I say, I will always succumb to a hot dog).
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I was inspired by reading the reader comments section on a CNN article about the possibility of charging overweight people more.

Interesting...
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I would like to participate in the process of deciding what the definition of fattie is. My proposal is to build, right next to the cage at the gate where you test to see if your carryon will fit, a human sized cage for similar purposes

Yeah its strange like I am still fat, but I weight 176 and wear a size M shirt.
post #48603 of 65744
Can we have modular seating?

I need a bit of extra knee room (my legs are fine, they fit beneath the seat...its the knees that suck), but some other guy might be 5'4 and fat and need some more width instead of leg room.
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I was inspired by reading the reader comments section on a CNN article about the possibility of charging overweight people more.

Like I said in a previous post, everyone should have the same weight limit, if we put it at 100kg or 120kg, the should be doable for most people including luggage.

In my opinion that would be the fair solution, is it really fair that a 150kg person and 50kg person can bring the same amount of luggage and the smaller person has to pay overweight even though the other person has a total weight of 170-175kg.
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The fairest way to do it is the same as freight, by weight (person and their luggage). But I doubt people want to fly more like cattle than they already do.
post #48606 of 65744
Why is everyone assuming airline costs have much of anything to do with the weight of the transport? In fact, it has very, very little to do with that.
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

The fairest way to do it is the same as freight, by weight (person and their luggage). But I doubt people want to fly more like cattle than they already do.

+1

The shipping agent I use charges by cm3, which should be fun at the airport.

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Why is everyone assuming airline costs have much of anything to do with the weight of the transport? In fact, it has very, very little to do with that.

They say if you have overweight luggage, that the extra dollars are to cover the fuel cost, so...........
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

They say if you have overweight luggage, that the extra dollars are to cover the fuel cost, so...........

lol
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Why is everyone assuming airline costs have much of anything to do with the weight of the transport? In fact, it has very, very little to do with that.

Then enlighten us.
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Why is everyone assuming airline costs have much of anything to do with the weight of the transport? In fact, it has very, very little to do with that.

Fuel costs are the single largest expense for an airline ticket. As the weight of the passengers increases more fuel is required. Do you not understand this simple principle?

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/storysupplement/airline_costs/

There's not a 1:1 ratio in baggage fees to fuel costs, but to say there's "very very little" relationship is simple wrong.
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

lol

That is what they say, but I can't imagine it's wrong.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

That is what they say, but I can't imagine it's wrong.

There are a ton of variables in there. Pricing on various routes and all of that has a ton of variation which is dictated by planning and competition...and then there are huge costs in infrastructure and labor.

But the top marginal cost is fuel by far. If you bring 50lbs of extra shit, they have to pay to carry it. Fuel costs won't explain why sometimes its cheaper to fly a route that stops in atlanta and then goes somewhere else than it is to just fly straight to atlanta, but cycles in fuel prices still heavily drive airline ticket prices year over year.

One of the reasons southwest did so well through the financial crisis times is that they were very well hedged and were able to keep buying fuel at low rates long after everyone else had to pay high costs.
post #48614 of 65744
Dropped car off at mechanic at 10AM. They said they'd get to it "quickly." I call at 4:30 and they've just been too busy, but will look at it right away. 5:40...nothing, and they close at 6.

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post #48615 of 65744
I can understand something taking a little longer than estimated . What chaps my ass is doctors who always without fail make you wait at least an hour or so as is the case with my GP . My dentist is always on schedule never a wait . Wtf if one can do it why is it seemingly impossible for the other
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