You get what you pay for.
> Anderson said he plans to take the issue up with the Federal Aviation Administration.
total horse manure!
pax could have bought bigger seat; didn't
pax could have been req'd to stay in seat entire flight; didn't [in this case]
pax could have stayed in his seat, but didn't want to; it was uncomfortable
pax didn't hurt anyone else or cause a safety issue; chose to stand
Could one of our American friends remind me what the rules about allocating seats to obese passengers are? This is an almost identical scenario except that the problem is vertical rather than horizontal. I'm only 6'2" (1.87m) and I struggle to get comfortable in a 32" pitch seat so I sympathise with Mr Anderson. It is a fact that people generally are getting taller and unfortunately it is also a fact that some airlines are failing to recognise this as they reduce seat pitch.
I pay for exit row seats where available and I don't fly LCCs...........
> it is also a fact that some airlines are failing to recognise this as they reduce seat pitch.
The reason that airlines are reducing seat pitch is that those same taller people will no longer pay as much for their seats, so airlines need to cram more seats in to make money.
Want more leg room? Pay for it.
I don't see why 'tall' people should be expected to pay more for extra leg room?
It's not as though they've had a 'say' in how tall they get,where as 'wide' people in general,have had a say in what size they've become.
too bad for him. do research before flying. then buy what you need and if you don't want to pay for it, too bad. take the bus next time, as i'm sure there lots of room there (lol).
"where as 'wide' people in general,have had a say in what size they've become."
Not always. I've got relatives that have weight issus due to a mal or nonfunctioning Thyroid (family genetic trait). Believe me, there's nothing they'd like more than to be able to lose some weight.
> I don't see why 'tall' people should be expected to pay more for extra leg room?
The point is, if airlines were to offer more generous seat pitches as standard we would *all* have to pay more as they would need to make up the revenue lost by eliminating rows of seats.
I Know that isn't always the case-that's why I said 'wide people in general'. But apologies anyway..
Just take this as an example-
A 6'5 person not earning a lot of cash wants to take a holiday,but can't fit into an economy seat,and can't afford to upgrade.
So just because he's tall,it means he can't travel?
Now those of you who can easily afford upgrades maybe don't realise that this is a reality for some people.
"this is a reality for some people"
It's a reality for a lot of people. Unfortunately, unless the airlines raise their fares, it won't happen. In fact, with todays business mentality of getting every cent they can while they have a chance, It probably wouldn't even happen then. They'd just raise the fares and keep squeezing people in.