8.18.2011

3rd Class Travel

During my flight to Pittsburgh yesterday, smooshed up against the window while sitting next to an overweight, short-limbed snoring man, it occured to me that the airlines should be charging passengers per pound of bodyweight. Or at least a surcharge if they can't be contained in the width of one seat.

As an ineffcient packer, I don't mind (much) paying for luggage, but if I'm being overcharged for my seat, I want to at least enjoy the whole thing.

All men are created equal, but some are more equal than others.

6 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

On the positive side, at least you got to meet an appealing and desirable new man!

ColleenQ said...

Laoch: for my return flight, I'd settle for an annoying, small child!

TQ said...

Nice picture! I had never heard any reports of traveling the environs of Pittsburg before our conversation. Sounds like you found lots of scenery to photograph. Always good to get out of town.

ColleenQ said...

TQ: I thought you'd like this barn when I saw it! Unfortunately, I only had my phone, and none of my 3 assorted cameras, when I was lost in Pennsylvania Dutch country...or Ohio...wherever I was. I would definitely go back and look for that facility in the future!

Wiz's Wench said...

oh behalf of all the fat people who fly the friendly skies, thanks for sharing. :P

DavidShag said...

The short limbs sound like a plus for his seatmate, although they don't make up for the overflowing butt, I suppose. I believe some airlines have - or do - charge for a second seat if someone can't fit into just one. All hell broke loose over that, because, of course half the people in America are fat bastards who think the other, healthier half of the population should bend itself into odd shapes to accommodate them, and in addition should pay higher insurance premiums so they don't have to in any way be accountable for sucking their way thru every fastfood drive-thru in the USA.