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Apr 10th 2010 10:07AM Although I disagree with this type of promotion for the the hospitality market, I would step on the scale. Why? Because in today's unpredictable economy, if I can save a buck here and there, I will, especially since I've been unemployed now for almost a year. In my case (and you can check the math if you want to so you can see what the weight is...I really don't care), it would work out to $84 a night (not including taxes) for 2 meals, a room, and fitness access (and YES, I do work out for those negative people who have to squelch their own insecurities by putting others down). Considering that a regular rate is anywhere from $79-$120 during this time of year for just a room, that's a pretty good bargain to me! Just my 2 cents, though! :0)
Feb 7th 2008 10:57AM Wow...
I really can't believe that we still live in a world where this type of thinking exists! It's almost like the Civil Rights movement didn't even happen at all! Granted, that was concerning racism rather than obesity, but the message is still there.
I was at 340lbs. and am now at 245lbs. and 5'10". I have seen both sides of the fence. How is it fair to an obese person to pay the airlines for an extra seat? They are not only paying for the space, but for the staff labor and fuel as well. You can't convince me that for 1-2 inches of extra space is going to burn off THAT much more fuel, and require THAT much more labor from the staff. Basically, I see this type of "solution" as a punishment to the obese... you're fat, so you're gonna pay more because no body really wants to deal with you.
How about having the planes retro-fitted for new LARGER seats so that they can accommodate EVERYONE comfortably?
Just my 2-cents...
Jan 28th 2008 1:43PM It's not just guys that need help with this!!! I know I'm struggling with weight and snoring, too!!! I also found this website that has products that seem to be on the right track with this.
I've already ordered some of their products. I want to lose weight before summer starts up and I want to look good! The best part is that EVERYONE can use the items that they're selling!!!
Best of luck to everyone!!!