Air France May Bar Obese Passengers From Flights
21/01/2010 | 2 comments
The BBC reports that Air France may prevent obese economy passengers from boarding its planes for "safety reasons".
It said that, under new rules, if a flight was full an overweight person who did not fit into a single seat might have to take another plane.
It made the admission when it said obese people buying two seats for more comfort would be fully reimbursed for the second if the plane was not full.
This new rule comes into effect from 1 February 2010
At present Air France offers heavier passengers 25% off the price of buying an adjacent seat, a policy that has been in effect since 2005.
The airline said it had no intention of forcing heavier passengers to pay for a second seat.
Air France is part of Air France-KLM, the largest airline group in Europe by revenue.