Good news! If you’re overweight and you’re looking to book a passage on Air France KLM, then don’t worry! The airline announced that they are not going to institute a mandatory second seat policy for customers over a certain size. In fact, they’re cutting passengers a deal: if you purchase two seats due to your ponderous bulk and the flight has unsold tickets, you’ll get a refund of the price of your second seat!
“It is not an obligation; we suggest to such passengers they buy a second seat for their own comfort and in order to be sure the seats are adapted to their needs. If the plane is not full, they can get a refund,” stated Air France spokesman Jean-Pierre Lefebvre.
I can understand why the company would want to encourage the purchase of two seats on air flights for customers who need them by making price less of an issue. And I can understand having to bill them something for taking up the second space. It’s just sad that people are getting so fat that this is becoming so routine that airlines like Air France, Southwest, and United have to have these sorts of rules codified.
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