Wednesday 28 June 2017

Obese fliers offered extra seat

Air France to offer obese people extra seat deal
Air France to offer obese people extra seat deal
Air France to offer obese people extra seat deal
Air France to offer obese people extra seat deal

An airline has promised that hugely overweight passengers who buy a second seat will get a refund if the flight is not full.

Air France had already offered fat passengers the option of buying an adjoining seat at a discount.

It now says they will be fully reimbursed for the second fare in 90% of cases.

A company spokesman said the obese who do not reserve a second seat may not be allowed to board, at the captain's discretion and if there is not an unoccupied adjoining seat.

"It's a question of security," a company spokesman said.

Three years ago Air France was sued by a 25-stone passenger it made buy a second seat for a New Delhi-Paris flight. Air France was ordered to pay £8,000 damages and to reimburse the cost of the second seat.

Other airlines with similar policies on obese passengers include Southwest, JetBlue and American Airlines.

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