A Disturbing Poll Revealed 80% of People Think Obese People Should Pay More for Their Plane Ticket

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So there’s this poll done by Jetcost.co.uk that makes me feel uncomfortable.

Apparently, nearly 80% of British people feel that obese people should pay more for their flight ticket.

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I know right? (fuming)

I understand that there may be times where someone of a larger size sat next to you on the plane.

That, we can’t choose. The airline did.

It is also understandable that these passengers take up more space than others.

But I just don’t get why anyone would want to charge them more.

Steve Miller, a TV presenter and speaker on weight loss, said that this charging system could encourage them to lose weight.

“If you’re morbidly obese then it’s only fair that you pay more money – if someone else has been responsible and looked after their health, why should they subsidise someone else who weighs more.”

To me, that’s just bullshit.

That’s like saying someone is short because he/she didn’t play enough basketball and they have to pay more.

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Utter nonsense.

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I think they’re overlooking a very important fact: Not all who “looked after their health” are slim.

Similarly, not all who are slim are healthy.

A spokesman from Jetcost.co.uk said that by having a separate area on the plane for plus-sized passengers can help to make sure “the flight is comfortable for everyone”.

They can sit comfortably in their larger seats and do not have to worry about what the person beside them feels.

On the bright side, there’s some who thinks otherwise.

Dr Sally Norton, an NHS consultant and weight loss expert said that we should ‘support’ them to lose weight and not segregate them and make them feel uncomfortable.

Personally, I think it’s kind of a dumb idea to ‘categorise’ people based on their size.


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