This overweight issue is not just making headlines stateside. Across the pond, Europes low-cost airline RyanAir has been making news with its rumored fat tax, which would be added onto the final price of an airline ticket if the company deems the individual overweight.
In both instances, it seems that the airlines are actually receiving positive feedback for a change when it comes to applying a fee towards fat flyers both United and Ryanair released data stating that theyve receive hundred of complaints by travelers who were inconvenienced by an overweight neighbor and that many passengers were for the new fees.
What do you think? Should airlines charge passengers that are overweight and can not fit into one seat? Or should the airlines update their seats to fit todays huskier passengers? Maybe airlines should just charge people what they weigh for an airline ticket. That could be one way to solve this issue and perhaps put a cure for the obesity epidemic on the fast track.