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

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I'm not against fat people, and some people are just naturally huge. However when it comes down to it, there's no reason for any normal sized person to be subsidizing the cost of those really obese people who just eat too much and don't exercise. I'm packing and having to stay strictly within my 30 Kg allowance and then someone who weighs 3 times as much as me gets to pay the same amount for a ticket? It sounds like Communism. :evil:
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John Bingham wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:45 pm I'm not against fat people, and some people are just naturally huge. However when it comes down to it, there's no reason for any normal sized person to be subsidizing the cost of those really obese people who just eat too much and don't exercise. I'm packing and having to stay strictly within my 30 Kg allowance and then someone who weighs 3 times as much as me gets to pay the same amount for a ticket? It sounds like Communism. :evil:
Not disagreeing but something tiny people overlook is those tents for clothes take up more space per item of clothing. One pair of underwear is almost a pair of your cargo pants.
Another perspective from the obese is
I’m packing my 30 kg allowance and someone a third of my size gets to pack three times as many clothes and items for the same price. Sounds like communism.
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I realise it must have been uncomfortable for them to squeeze into an economy seat, I struggle because I'm tall and my knees are usually up against the seat in front, first thing I do every time is remove all the magazines etc below the screen which buys me a crucial couple of inches extra

. However I can't imagine how uncomfortable it must be carting around that bodyweight in a humid city like Bangkok. A friend of mine who I didn't particularly consider excessively fat lost over 30kg last year on one of these new fangled diets, when I consider I would struggle to lift a suitcase that weight it makes you think. I'm 78kg and find it hard going sometimes in the humidity.
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Anthony's Weiner wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:31 pm 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.
The cheap seats have ordinary seatbelts you can put an extender into. Also the seat arms lift up, so for the price of a business class they can have 3 economy seats each!
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Cowshed Cowboy wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:25 am I realise it must have been uncomfortable for them to squeeze into an economy seat, I struggle because I'm tall and my knees are usually up against the seat in front, first thing I do every time is remove all the magazines etc below the screen which buys me a crucial couple of inches extra

. However I can't imagine how uncomfortable it must be carting around that bodyweight in a humid city like Bangkok. A friend of mine who I didn't particularly consider excessively fat lost over 30kg last year on one of these new fangled diets, when I consider I would struggle to lift a suitcase that weight it makes you think. I'm 78kg and find it hard going sometimes in the humidity.
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It's a shame. These three women wanted to fly business class which has more room and would be less intrusive on neighbours, but could not because of the Thai Airways business class airbag set up.
This is the only airlines where I've heard about this size limit btw. Does anyone know if there are others ? Or are the Thais the only ones with these special air-bags ? In any case, people should know which airlines are out of bounds BEFORE they go to buy their tickets.

Also think that in economy class, it would be fairer if passengers over a certain size had to buy two seats. I don't mind about the weight, it's sharing the space that is unfair. If the person sitting next to you is too large for a standard seat, then they are going to be in your space. This is ok for short flights, but really hard on a longhaul flight when you are trying to sleep without touching them. It's bad enough already with everyone packed in like sardines.
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violet wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:00 am
Another perspective from the obese is
I’m packing my 30 kg allowance and someone a third of my size gets to pack three times as many clothes and items for the same price. Sounds like communism.
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Unless you have gone full Hindenburg mode lately, you aren't an obese woman. Certainly nowhere as large as the three in the OP.
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pczz wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:38 am
Anthony's Weiner wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:31 pm 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.
The cheap seats have ordinary seatbelts you can put an extender into. Also the seat arms lift up, so for the price of a business class they can have 3 economy seats each!
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I once dated a fat girl. She didn't like me mocking her for being fat, so I stopped. Then she complained that she was being ignored. I said, listen, you can't have your cake and eat it.

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Brody wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Username Taken wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:57 am Image
Huhana Iripa, 59, right, and daughters Renell Iripa, 28, left, and Tere Iripa, 37, centre, at Bangkok Airport in January 2020. Photo / Supplied

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12303332
That's some fucking hubris right there........ to be that morbidly obese and still pitch a bitch when airline staff question your ability to safely sit in your seat.

The stewardesses are the ones after all that will have to haul their bloated whale carcasses off the plane in the event of an emergency.

I just would have went, "Yeah, you have a point....I guess I'll have to make other arrangements. Thank you."
Another big concern with the land whales is will they fit through the emergency exit, would not want to be behind them in an emergency...............
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