Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 10 Dec 2016
Total posts 4
Its not a matter of being PC, I pay for a seat and its not unreasonable to be able to use the space I have paid for
Member since 08 Jul 2011
Total posts 7
Just make all aircraft seats first class. Charge accordingly.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 18 Dec 2016
Total posts 20
I’m curious on why an overweight person is always sitting in the middle seat. There’s always a story from someone saying they had an overweight person sitting in the middle.
Member since 07 Jul 2015
Total posts 55
I have seen a few, including this one:
Member since 25 Apr 2015
I see many complaints about being squashed from the side .... yet the overriding opinion is that it's OK to recline your seat into the space in front of me !!!
I deal with that now by not booking seats in Economy but obviously the problem remains for those seated further back.
Surely we're all entitled to sit largely upright for the duration of the flight .... or am I in the minority for believing this ??
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
It's an interesting one.
Member since 31 Jan 2016
Total posts 67
As an ex-rugby (union, it's different...) player, who has not shrunk (106kg), and with many friends with the same issue who are significantly taller, wider etc we do not go out of our way to make anyone else's life difficult, however, when you need to throw the 20kg door out of the plane, I guess we'll be the ones doing the throwing if the flight goes 'pear shaped'.
Also, a number of friends who are 205cm and 125kg+ would kindly ask that you don't recline your seats on short flights from SYD-MEL-BNE etc as not everyone gets to sit in the front and the extra seat in the knee's is not good for neighbourly relationship, actually the same is for we short(ish) people as well.
By the way, BMI is not really a great measure for anything, as I am apparently obese...
Member since 20 Aug 2017
Total posts 5
A very interesting subject and I'm not really sure what the answer is or if there's a reasonable solution for all. Recently flew Jetstar Melbourne to Brisbane on an A320. I had the window seat and there were two ladies beside. The young lady in the aisle seat (as politely as I can say it was largish) and I was amazed when she had her own extra lap sash belt extension to use. Having not seen that before, I'm wondering if there is a protocol for testing and maintenance, compliance etc. as opposed to the airline provided belts on the flight?
Member since 17 Dec 2013
As one who is above average height & weight ( 2.0m & 120kg) over spill concerns me and I try to keep to my little piece of assigned real estate where ever possible.That said it really pisses me off when I see the shorties in exit row seats so sure something can be done about that issue as well
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