Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Costs Of Flying Fat People  
User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Generally speaking, people are getting heavier and heavier. The overweighted population now represents over 75% of the US population. How much this excess weight has represented in operational costs for airlines if compared to the early 90s?

I once read that the 400lbs of painting a 747 needs for its livery costs an extra U$ 40.000 per year in fuel.

There are certainly other costs, such as extra room space, the development of special meals, etc...

Poor airlines... They just can´t get a break for the rising costs, but anyways, which itens would cause an impact in their balance sheet? How much would be that?


Cheers


The fastest way to become a millionaire in the airline business is to start as a billionaire.
3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineSixStarAnsett From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

I think airlines would factor this into their operating costs. Of course there are some instances I have heard of where the airline has charged for an extra seat to accomodate the passenger, but my experiences in Australia on QF, AN {RIP}, Sunstate+Flight West+Transtate {regionals} have never been a problem. I am about 2cms under 6'2 without shoes and an inch and a half higher when wearing good leather shoes, and heavily built, but I have never had any problems whatsoever on planes varying in size from a Twin Otter {yes of course I have to bend over to walk to my seat} to a 747. I have however seen a flight attendant {on a regional} get a seatbelt extension for another passenger. I think airlines factor people like me into their operating costs {and their menu planning, the best food gets more customers! Big thumbs up}

In fact, I've had more problems getting into a car because of my stature than getting into or out of an aeroplane seat! No joke.

By the way, are you nervous about something? If not, why do you ask this question?  Big thumbs up

SixStarAnsett


User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

SixStarAnsett,

I put on a couple of pounds last week and I´m not feeling like going into a diet! Hahahahaha  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Best regards!



The fastest way to become a millionaire in the airline business is to start as a billionaire.
User currently offlineSixStarAnsett From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Lose weight the Australian way in the 3 easy steps:

1. Take off your shoes.
2. Have a haircut.
3. Trim you nails.

Works for me!  Big thumbs up


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Costs Of Flying The Concord? posted Sun Nov 23 2003 22:58:52 by Mattg21iah
People Afraid Of Flying AF A340? posted Sat Feb 25 2006 20:29:17 by LY777
Why Are People Afraid Of Flying posted Tue Feb 17 2004 17:41:53 by M&m
Why Are People Scarred Of Flying? posted Wed Apr 26 2000 06:28:37 by Latinplane
Virgin Fear Of Flying Course posted Fri Nov 3 2006 23:15:06 by Britannia191A
Costs Of Owning A Warbird? posted Wed Nov 1 2006 01:36:12 by ZBBYLW
Is This King Of Flying Legal? (video) posted Fri Oct 20 2006 19:32:58 by Alberchico
NWA Pilot Retires After Nearly 40 Years Of Flying posted Wed Sep 27 2006 02:56:32 by KarlB737
Fear Of Flying - Channel 4 UK 8pm posted Thu Aug 24 2006 20:29:15 by Demoose
Remedies For A Fear Of Flying posted Wed Jun 28 2006 21:26:07 by AAFlyer25