Should extremely obese people pay double/triple fare on public transport?

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AeroJonesy

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I say base it on weight. Heck, weigh everyone before they get on the plane, luggage and all, and they pay a certain flat rate for the seat, and then a certain amount per pound of body weight.
 

Tao_of_Xero

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IDupedInMyPants said:
Transportation services should do what casinos do and play the odds. Figure out average passenger weight and charge everybody what would be profitable based on that weight per person. You'll win some and lose some, but come out on top at the end of the week every time.
They used to teach this in flight school. When I was learning to fly small single engine planes the instructor noted that in the cessna manual it tells you how to figure out your balance point based on the weight you're carrying and then add fuel weight. The problem is the figure used was an example (average passenger weighs 180 lbs, or something like that) and small craft pilots used it as a universal figure. So you figure out your balance point, take on enough fuel for that based on everyone weighing 180 lbs, then in reality you have a couple of people going around 200-250 lbs your end result is you crash because you ran out of fuel. Commercial airlines use similar principles and allow a little more leeway, but if airlines started doing this, I'd just start taking the bus. At least if the bus runs out of fuel midway to the destination it's not a problem likely to result in hundreds of fatalities.
 

Ron Burgundy

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Tao_of_Xero said:
They used to teach this in flight school. When I was learning to fly small single engine planes the instructor noted that in the cessna manual it tells you how to figure out your balance point based on the weight you're carrying and then add fuel weight. The problem is the figure used was an example (average passenger weighs 180 lbs, or something like that) and small craft pilots used it as a universal figure. So you figure out your balance point, take on enough fuel for that based on everyone weighing 180 lbs, then in reality you have a couple of people going around 200-250 lbs your end result is you crash because you ran out of fuel.
The charts in the Cessna manuals that I have used all calculate their fuel burn charts when the plane is loaded at max gross. I don't see how pilots could run out of fuel unless the weight of the passengers plus fuel greatly exceeded max gross, and they can't calculate fuel burns worth poopy. In which case the plane isn't even airworthy/insured, which is why pilots (especially of small aircraft) are taught to use vigilance when loading an aircraft, and aren't supposed to blindly rely on these standard weights, which are merely guidelines, like the pirate code.

Oh, and Canada recently revised their standard weights. We're fat.

Male Summer/Winter 200/206
Female Summer/Winter 165/171
Child 75
Infant 30
 

Jimi-

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Raistlin Majere said:
Bah, aircraft at least kill you quickly.........

you cant know that for sure :eek: ,


its bad to sit next to a fat person, like you did DC i had to sit next to a extrem fat person when i was flying from amsterdam to baltimore, it came to that point when we hade been flying for 5 hours i asked her to move so i can go to the toilet and she said no, so i had to hold myself for another 2 hours before the flight attendess demanded her to move,

but i find nothing more than annoying then sitting next to a racist in a plain ill tell the story,

i was flying alone from iceland to norway i sat at the window seat, a woman somewhere from africa next to me and another guy next to her, he talks to the flight attendess and says ''hey i cant sit next to her, shes black'' the flight attendess said ''well then we have to move her'', i was like wtf is she a racist to?, but she moved her to first class and the old fart had to sit with me :lol: , god that was so funny
 

dirkdig

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mathias, if they take up two seats, make them buy two seats, then they have two seats to sit in.
Or at least the equivalent room in a bigger seat.
 

Tao_of_Xero

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Ron Burgundy said:
which is why pilots (especially of small aircraft) are taught to use vigilance when loading an aircraft, and aren't supposed to blindly rely on these standard weights, which are merely guidelines, like the pirate code.

Sorry, should've specified. The statement I made was what my flight instructor was taught when he was learning how to fly and this example was used to warn us not to make similar mistakes in our calculations.

Edit: Woohoo! After nearly four years on the forums (including forum reset) I've amassed a whopping 300 posts!
 

Geeno

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I always want to charge the obese more for pizza/fried foods. Ive wanted to tell people no before.

9/10 times that we have to correct a "mistake" on a pizza, its for fat people.

I grow increasingly annoyed with the obese and i guess you could say I scheme against them. I wish health insurance companies could give me the power to deny people food.

I hate seeing 300lb women and men at McDonalds. I hate seeing obese college girls that fill their trays at the dining hall, constantly drink soda and always snack on cookies or ice cream.

"I looooooooove chocolate... but i cant eat it because it makes me FAT...... but i looooooooove chocolate" - Fat Brian Griffin.
 
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