+ Reply to Thread
Page 12 of 14 FirstFirst ... 21011121314 LastLast
Results 111 to 120 of 140
  1. #111
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    8,544
    Thanks
    1,351
    Thanked
    2,307
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I think that if you are unable to fit your frame within the size of the chair provided you should be asked to buy another seat. It's not rocket science. The person in the next chair has paid for a whole seat and that's what they should receive, not half or three quarters of a chair taken up by someone else's body.

  2. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to sunnyflower For This Useful Post:

    Blessedwith3boys  (25-04-2012),Guest654  (25-04-2012),Maybelline  (25-04-2012),Opinionated  (25-04-2012),RainbowSky  (25-04-2012)

  3. #112
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,002
    Thanks
    268
    Thanked
    641
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    I think that if you are unable to fit your frame within the size of the chair provided you should be asked to buy another seat. It's not rocket science. The person in the next chair has paid for a whole seat and that's what they should receive, not half or three quarters of a chair taken up by someone else's body.
    But what others in this thread are saying is, why should the person have to buy a whole second seat if they are only 'over' theirs by a few inches? You say the person next to them has paid for a whole seat and that is what they should receive, but then the overweight person has to pay for a whole other seat that they only need a few inches of....

  4. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to GothChick For This Useful Post:

    FindMyLunch  (25-04-2012),Purple Lily  (25-04-2012),SpecialPatrolGroup  (25-04-2012)

  5. #113
    SpecialPatrolGroup's Avatar
    SpecialPatrolGroup is offline T-rex is cranky until she gets her coffee.
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    In the messy house, Brisbane
    Posts
    9,481
    Thanks
    2,180
    Thanked
    5,405
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    The fact that plane seats are too small for some passengers is not going to go away. I think it would be responsible of the airlines to offer select wider seats in accordance with the needs of their consumers(economy, not first/business class). It doesn't even need to have stigma attached to it because there are some people who just have very broad shoulders.

  6. #114
    SpecialPatrolGroup's Avatar
    SpecialPatrolGroup is offline T-rex is cranky until she gets her coffee.
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    In the messy house, Brisbane
    Posts
    9,481
    Thanks
    2,180
    Thanked
    5,405
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    I think that if you are unable to fit your frame within the size of the chair provided you should be asked to buy another seat.
    Should tall people have to pay for the extra leg room in the exit row?

  7. #115
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,276
    Thanks
    3,697
    Thanked
    3,090
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by GothChick View Post
    But what others in this thread are saying is, why should the person have to buy a whole second seat if they are only 'over' theirs by a few inches? You say the person next to them has paid for a whole seat and that is what they should receive, but then the overweight person has to pay for a whole other seat that they only need a few inches of....
    Well, the option there is to go to premium economy (or buy two seats, depending on which works out cheaper at the time). If they cannot fit within one seat and, by trying to, they take away something from someone else, then this does not seem fair to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    The fact that plane seats are too small for some passengers is not going to go away. I think it would be responsible of the airlines to offer select wider seats in accordance with the needs of their consumers(economy, not first/business class). It doesn't even need to have stigma attached to it because there are some people who just have very broad shoulders.
    But who pays for this? And, as I asked earlier, if the customer pays a little extra for a seat that's a little bigger - then how are those seats allocated? And if those allocations are used up then we still have the problem of the larger person trying to squeeze into too small a seat - unless the airlines said that this was no longer allowed.

  8. #116
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    8,544
    Thanks
    1,351
    Thanked
    2,307
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by GothChick View Post
    But what others in this thread are saying is, why should the person have to buy a whole second seat if they are only 'over' theirs by a few inches? You say the person next to them has paid for a whole seat and that is what they should receive, but then the overweight person has to pay for a whole other seat that they only need a few inches of....
    It's a few inches that isn't theirs to use and doesn't belong to them....
    It belongs to the person who paid for it.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to sunnyflower For This Useful Post:

    Guest654  (25-04-2012)

  10. #117
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Qld
    Posts
    26,930
    Thanks
    2,736
    Thanked
    6,743
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    I would imagine that if there were limited larger seats, you'd have the option to purchase one when you made your booking... and if they weren't available on that flight, then you'd need another flight.

    Companies would let passengers know that the people getting priority for these seats would be those who are too big to fit comfortably in a regular seat (either due to pregnancy or obesity), women holding infants on their laps, those with disabilities or injuries requiring more room, etc. If these seats are free, THEN they may be granted to your average Joe who has no real need for a larger seat other than the fact he wants one. It doesn't have to be complex.

    Problems could also be avoided by simply having a box to tick when making bookings. "Does, or do you think, your waist measurement exceed XXXcm?" or "do you feel you may require a larger seat?" or something. If people tick yes, then care is made to avoid seating passengers beside these larger passengers if possible. It would definitely help on planes which are not full.

  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SassyMummy For This Useful Post:

    GothChick  (25-04-2012),Guest654  (25-04-2012)

  12. #118
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    973
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked
    301
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Should tall people have to pay for the extra leg room in the exit row?
    Well, that is already the rule that is currently in place isn't it. It was advertised when it was introduced about 10 years ago.

  13. #119
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,779
    Thanks
    327
    Thanked
    940
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    As an obese person I would have no problem paying for two seats or an upgrade if I needed it. However, having to sit in a special seat or note down my approximate waist size would be humiliating.

    It really is not hard as an overweight person to guess as to whether you will overlap in a plane seat. If you 'hang out' on a cafe chair, or the older style movie theatre seats are tight then you are going to be tight in a plane seat.

    I have flown a lot around the world and rarely have I been on a flight which could not block out a seat. It is as simple as either booking an extra seat/upgrade at the time you buy your ticket or ask for a seat to be blocked out when you check in at a counter.

    btw when travelling alone I always check in at the counter to make sure that a seat is blocked out.

  14. #120
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,779
    Thanks
    327
    Thanked
    940
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by tormy View Post
    I thought some airlines did charge for the exit row seats if u choose them? (can't remember if it's here or the states that charges extra)

    I think there should b bigger seats available to those who need it. I've travelled with DS slot and would've loved a wider seat so when I was nursing him he wasn't kicking the person beside me. We're going on another flight soon and cos DS is still under 2 he has to sit on my lap. I've got no idea how I'm going to keep him still for 1 hr.

    In regards to what that guy did on the flight I think it's disgusting, theres certainly other ways to handle the problem if ur really angry about it.
    Your DS does not have to sit on your lap if under two - you can choose to pay for a seat if you wanted to.


 

Similar Threads

  1. umbrella stroller suitable for planes?
    By alexsmom in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-09-2012, 09:24
  2. Babies on Planes
    By GlitterFarts in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 08-07-2012, 12:49
  3. Larger children?!?
    By daysta112 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 06-07-2012, 16:25

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Einsteinz Music
Make music at Einsteinz Music in age-appropriate class in Sydney's Inner West, Eastern Suburbs or North Shore. For ages 6 mths - 4 yrs. All music is live! Christmas Gift certificates available for full term or casual classes. Call 0431 338 143
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Baby Sensory
Baby Sensory is the only baby programme that offers a complete approach to learning & development. Our classes offer an exciting world full of fun sensory experiences for parents and babies to enjoy.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!