The Perils of Flying Economy

Former US vice president Al Gore has quipped that “Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.”

But after you’ve had a trip like the one in this you probably age by ten years!

Obese Fliers to Pay More

Air France-KLM has joined airlines like United in requiring obese passengers to pay more.

United announced last year it would bump severely obese passengers off sold-out flights and require them to buy two seats on the next flight or upgrade to business class, where the seats are larger.

Chicago-based United decided to adopt the tougher policy after receiving more than 700 complaints last year from passengers “who did not have a comfortable flight because the person next to them infringed on their seat,” the airline said.

Now Air France-KLM has announced that for “safety reasons” from April 1 obese fliers who were unable to squeeze into a single aeroplane seat would have to pay 75 per cent of the cost of a second seat.