A woman claims she and her daughters were moved from business class on Thai Airways because they were "too big"

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Re: A woman claims she and her daughters were moved from business class on Thai Airways because they were "too big"

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Can we have a poll on whether it's fupa or gunt, pls?
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It does seem odd that the cheaper and smaller seat in economy class would fit when business class and it's higher price wouldn t. Thai airway attendants change their uniforms twice during an international flight, Thailand certainly adheres to looks is more than substance. My money is on they don t want "ugly" people messing up the business class experience.
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According to this https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2014/01/2 ... aft-seats/
This is the reason for their use "Aircraft that use this configuration can greatly expand the flexibility of the interior design. Many new premium-class interiors are possible only because the airbag mitigates occupant flailing and because it passes injury prevention requirements.”
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Clemen wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:03 pm According to this https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2014/01/2 ... aft-seats/
This is the reason for their use "Aircraft that use this configuration can greatly expand the flexibility of the interior design. Many new premium-class interiors are possible only because the airbag mitigates occupant flailing and because it passes injury prevention requirements.”
if that is the logic and it makes sense, then children could not fly business as well.
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I don't really feel like digging any deeper into it. It seems there are two main reasons for their implementation.
Some airlines use them in economy, usually in exit rows. Reason, they are able to decrease the distance between rows, because the airbags create a greater likelihood of being conscious after a crash.
in premium classes they allow better space effiency and more creative seating layout.
Also, it keeps the fatties out
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Very proud. Now victims, too. Sadly no staff in photo for scale/comparison. They ain't short either
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Business class is usually at the front of the aircraft....You would have the trimmers going crazy trying to pull the nose up for the entire flight ...... :D
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Doc67 wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:33 pm I am just waiting for the day when Ryanair (and then other discount carriers) start to impose weight limits on passengers.

You get the first 60kg (Female) and 75kg (Male) free of charge.

Thereafter it is £2 a kilo. So if you're a chunky 100kg bloke you pay an extra £50 if you pre-pay. And if you bullshit and under declare your weight, it's an extra £5 a kilo for every extra kilo you under declare. Scales at check-in desk. Would you really run the risk of being fat shamed at the check-in?

Ryanair have such a bad reputation already they could probably just swing it.

They also have a new marketing weapon that comes with it. If you are a slim and dread being stuck next to a pile blubber pouring over into your seat, you could be fairly sure they would have been priced and shamed out of using Ryanair.

I wonder how much money Ryanair could make with the surcharges and how much fuel (money) they could save by only flying slim people?

The currently fly an average of 263,000 people per day.

If they could reduce the average weight of each passenger by just 10 kilos, by attracting slim people, that's 2360 metric tonnes of weight, every day. That's 861,400 tonnes per year.

That's a lot of fuel saved.

"Ryanair... where fat feckers can feck off!"

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But what about us taller people who have to maintain a healthy weight above 75kg to not look gaunt, I'm not being anorexic to fly you bastards
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Don't worry guys.....It's all been sorted she managed to grab a flight....

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JUDGEDREDD wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:49 pm

But what about us taller people who have to maintain a healthy weight above 75kg to not look gaunt, I'm not being anorexic to fly you bastards
I'm moderately tall, and weigh from 75-90kg depending on beer.

Budget carriers = yeah, I'm fucked.

Economy to mid range carriers = better, best still is emergency exit or front row seats.

Business class - perfect unless you are a fucking land whale, like those ladies all are. They got to be closer to 200kg than 100kg.

Ideal is first class, but that doesn't happen for me unless it's comped or an upgrade.
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