We are preparing to do a lot of travelling over the next few months—something like six separate flights before February. Our biggest concern, other than cost, of course, is weight restrictions on luggage. So I was whinging that airline tickets ought to be sold on the basis of total weight of passenger and baggage. I figure that most adults weigh more than I do so I should come out ahead. Or at least I would not be able to complain about excessive charges for extra weight.
Today I see a survey for TravelSpec.com of 6,000 U.K. travellers indicates that 70% favour charging overweight passengers if they infringe on a neighbouring seat. The others say that that obesity is embarrassing enough and they shouldn’t have to pay extra. Hmm, I wonder if the respondents indicated their own weight?
In other questions survey participants indicated that crying babies and restless passengers were also a concern but the greatest number said they would least like to sit next to people with body odour. True, I can’t think of anything worse. How about you?