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I dont know how many of you travel often.. particularly through out the Midwest GEEEZSUUZ ! , but listen...with anything such as a idea like this..It WILL have ill
intended consequences... Next will be health care. If you over govt std or ideal high
to wieght ratio's; you will be paying lots more as well..

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United To Charge Heavier Passengers Twice To Fly


Airline Says Overweight Travelers Will Need To Buy Extra Seats Or Be Denied Entry To Planes CHICAGO (CBS) ―

If "beefy" or "curvy" describes you, here is a word of warning: United Airlines will begin aggressively enforcing a new policy that allows it to charge heavier passengers twice to fly.

WBBM Newsradio 780 has learned that Chicago-based United has instructed its customer service representatives at O'Hare International Airport ticket counters and gates to be extra vigilant beginning Wednesday for passengers they deem to be overweight.
 

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If you can't fit within your seats area, then you should have to buy two.

Same with heathcare, just like smokers should have to pay more because it cost more to cover them.
 

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I have to fly quite a bit for my job. Let me tell you, it's not any fun sitting in coach next to somebody who is severly obese for 3-4 hours. Why the F do I have to share part of my seat with these people that gorge themselves and never exercise? If they are to big to sit in a coach seat, they should either have to buy 2 coach seats or 1 First Class seat.

It's not the Politically Correct thing to do, but it is the Right Thing to do !
 

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If you can't fit within your seats area, then you should have to buy two.

Same with heathcare, just like smokers should have to pay more because it cost more to cover them.


You're ridiculous. Costs more to cover them? For what? Smokers pay for their own life insurance policy over anything work might cover.
 

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Seems to me, the airline should offer a bigger seat to anyone over 6' or over 200 lbs., maybe charge them an extra 10-20%
 

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Lard Asses :D

Should be dim weight just like air freight.

I'd complain that crack to crack is uncomfortable. Might need an adapter.
 

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You're ridiculous. Costs more to cover them? For what? Smokers pay for their own life insurance policy over anything work might cover.
I think hes referring to the rising costs associated with smoking related illness, cancer, emphysema, cardiovascular issues of all kinds. Even the added cost with viagra due to smokers having issues with ED ;)
 

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You're ridiculous. Costs more to cover them? For what? Smokers pay for their own life insurance policy over anything work might cover.
Ridiculous my ass. I'm talking about health ins. not life ins. It's a fact that smoking causes more health related medical problems across the board than non smokers. What i am saying that smokers premiums should be higher than non smokers. I also enjoy the occasional cigar, so I consider myself a smoker.
I think hes referring to the rising costs associated with smoking related illness, cancer, emphysema, cardiovascular issues of all kinds. Even the added cost with viagra due to smokers having issues with ED ;)
Thank you, that's it in a nutshell.
 

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Ridiculous my ass. I'm talking about health ins. not life ins. It's a fact that smoking causes more health related medical problems across the board than non smokers. What i am saying that smokers premiums should be higher than non smokers. I also enjoy the occasional cigar, so I consider myself a smoker.

Thank you, that's it in a nutshell.
I know what you meant, but it's a hard thing to sell. There are demographics that have a higher rate of being sick, and you'll never see a rise in premiums for a certain group whether it's skin color or sexual orientation
 

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I get charged more if my bag is over 50 Lbs. Why not charge if your ass is over too?
lol, they need a size O meter deal for people just like the carry on bags. If yo azz don't fit here you pay double. It should all be based on ass width and not weight too. Because what about that chick that's only 4'8"? She might only weigh 205 but has an ass the size of New Jersey. At least a seat and a half. (I know I know, they need lovin too)
 

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I know what you meant, but it's a hard thing to sell. There are demographics that have a higher rate of being sick, and you'll never see a rise in premiums for a certain group whether it's skin color or sexual orientation
Smoking is a choice. Skin color and most other demographics aren't, sexual orientation is arguable.
 

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Smoking is a choice. Skin color and most other demographics aren't, sexual orientation is arguable.
This is a bit of a stretch but, Should you pay higher auto premiums than me because I don't drink therefore am less likely to be involved in an alcohol related accident? I understand exactly what your saying but it is also a profiling issue...
 

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I know what you meant, but it's a hard thing to sell. There are demographics that have a higher rate of being sick, and you'll never see a rise in premiums for a certain group whether it's skin color or sexual orientation
Smoking is a choice, why should it cost me more because someone chooses to smoke? Let the smoker pay the difference.
 

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This is a bit of a stretch but, Should you pay higher auto premiums than me because I don't drink therefore am less likely to be involved in an alcohol related accident? I understand exactly what your saying but it is also a profiling issue...
"smoker" is NOT a protected class so there is No discrimination issue and not really a profiling issue.

We are actually looking into charging different (higher) premiums to the smokers in my company. We are waiting to hear back from the insurance companies. Rate structures based on smoking and not smoking are new to them so they don't have standard programs for it yet is what we have found.
 

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Obesity is causing more health related problems and deaths than smoking right now. But either way I have to agree, if you are above a certain weight and size and can't fit in the seat, you should pay more.
 

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This is a bit of a stretch but, Should you pay higher auto premiums than me because I don't drink therefore am less likely to be involved in an alcohol related accident? I understand exactly what your saying but it is also a profiling issue...
Drinking has nothing to do with it, getting behind the wheel while intoxicated does.
 
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