The obese should pay double a survey has shown
In a recent survey among 6 000+ holiday travelers in the UK, questions about obesity were asked. The results were suprising and unexpected.
The obese are becoming a problem
The survey conducted by TravelSpec brought some interesting findings. The questionnaire asked opinions about obese passengers aboard a plane. More than two thirds of the respondents think that the obese should pay for extra seat space. Men are less tolerant, 75% of them would make the overweight pay. It is 68% among women. The airline known as a pioneer in cutting costs, Ryanair, has made public that it is considering on introducing extra payments for the obese.
Men also proved to be more rigid. Only a quarter of them think that obesity itself is embarrassing enough. They wouldn't make these passengers pay for the extra space. With women, it is 32%.
What passengers dislike about flying
Another survey was conducted by OnePoll.com. They asked what the passengers dislike the most when flying. Roughly a third of them chose the option regarding small legroom or reduced mobility in general on long-haul flights such as London Heathrow (LHR) – New York – John F. Kennedy (JFK). Interesting results were discovered when asking the passengers who would they like to sit next to on a plane the least. They were not crying babies or restless passengers, two thirds chose the answer „a passenger with body odour“.
Travellers don't want to upgrade
The survey also showed, that passengers are not willing to pay for first class tickets to be in comfort. Only 13% of respondents stated they would pay extra to upgrade to higher class.
Jiří Parimucha, Oct 21, 2010
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