There is a growing trend that I feel is straight up discrimination - and that is the Fat Tax airlines are charging passengers that are considered obese.
The more I read about it, the more sick to my stomach I get. Can you seriously imagine? You have checked in at the front counter, got your boarding pass, checked your baggage - made it through security, sat for about an hour or so, and finally your section is called to board the plane.
But wait - after you have placed your carry-on in the proper compartment, and are sitting and have your seat belt fastened, the idiot airline attendant walks by and will inform you that you will have to pay a "tax" and purchase a second seat (Fat Tax) or you will have to exit the plane.
Are you f-ing kidding me?
Yes, there is a serious obesity issue in this country. And yes, I actually support taxing junk food and fast food. But asking someone to exit a plane if they don't cough up a couple hundred extra dollars is cruel and distasteful.
I have read two different view points on this subject - Check out Elena Gorgan is against the Fat Tax and raises the question as to whether it is fair or not and then there is Bianca Bartz who actually agrees with the Fat Tax.
I would (and I will use the term my mom sometimes uses) "show my ass" is the person sitting next to me was asked to leave the plane. God forbid an attendant asked me to pay up. I would probably be sent to Gitmo. ;-)
What are your thoughts on the FAT TAX that airlines like United and others are implementing? I think it is discrimination. Sure, we all like to sit comfortably, but I will NEVER discriminate against someone else due to the size of their body.
I mean.. if we are going to tax someone .. how about people with loud Mp3 players and body odor? LOL