Thursday, January 21, 2010

A private fat tax

Obese passengers [on Air France] who don't 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," spokesman Nicolas Petteau said.
--Associated Press on security as an alibi for anything air-travel related. Remember when they used to say that economy class customers couldn't use the business class lavatory for "security" reasons? They seem to have dropped that canard now. HT: Alex Tsai

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