Oversized Passengers on Airplanes
- All major airlines, including but not limited to: Delta, United, U.S. Air, Northwest
- United States of America
As obesity becomes a bigger problem in the United States, so does the impact it has on various facets of life. If you have travelled on an airplane with an obese passenger who cannot fit in the seat, you know that the experience is unplesant at best and downright impossible at worst.
Southwest Airlines has started to enforce a policy that if a passenger is too large to fit in one airline seat, they must purchase a second one. This is fair for all parties; the overweight passenger benefits from the extra space, and the surrounding passengers are not 'squished'.
Before Southwest implemented this policy, 90 percent of complaints were about obese passengers.
We, the undersigned, petition all major airlines to enstate a policy similar to Southwest's policy of overweight passengers; specifically, requiring them to purchase a second seat for the comfort and safety of adjoining passengers.
The Oversized Passengers on Airplanes petition to All major airlines, including but not limited to: Delta, United, U.S. Air, Northwest was written by Nai Po and is in the category Consumer Affairs at GoPetition.