Wednesday, April 15, 2009

United Airlines and the Obese

Thanks to Reuters, which has straightened out those half-baked stories other news outlets have bounced around all day about United Airlines's policy toward obese passengers who can't fit into a coach seat. (And let's remember, people, that a typical coach seat is only seventeen inches wide.)

Here's the sensibly reported Reuters story.

Turns out, United is merely doing the same thing that other airlines already do.

I am shameless, forgive me, but it does bring to mind the joke about someone being so fat that when they have to haul ass it takes two trips.


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