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Too Fat to Fly

Man Deemed 'Too Fat To Fly' Finally Finds A Way Home

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel

LONDON (AP) — He's been turned down by planes, trains and even a cruise ship in his quest to return home — and his family says it's because of he ...

Man Deemed Too Fat To Fly Also Not Allowed To Take The Train

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel

LONDON (AP) — Eurostar says it has refused travel on its train to a Frenchman who was earlier stranded in the United States because he was deemed to...

Airline Flies Obese Man To Destination -- Then Refuses To Fly Him Home

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel

Kevin Chenais flew to the United States from France for medical treatment a year and a half ago. But last week, when he tried to fly home, the same ai...

Should Airlines Charge Obese Passengers More?

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel

March 28 (Reuters) - Airlines should charge obese passengers more, a Norwegian economist has suggested, arguing that "pay as you weigh" pricing woul...

425-Pound Woman Allegedly Deemed Too Fat To Fly Dies After Being Stranded Abroad

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel

A sickly, 425-pound woman reportedly deemed "too fat to fly" died after being denied a spot on three separate flights from Hungary. In October, V...

Too Fat To Fly?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Should the sizeable be forced to spend more if they can't wiggle into a standard-size coach seat?

Airbus Offering Extra-Wide Seats On A320s

Posted 05.24.2012 | Travel

More than one third of American adults are currently obese, a number expected to balloon to 42% by 2030. Airbus, a subsidiary of European aerospace...

Are Airplane Seats Strong Enough For Overweight Passengers?

nytimes.com | CHRISTINE NEGRONI | Posted 05.08.2012 | Travel

More than six decades ago, when the federal standards on the strength of airplane seats and seat belts were written, government regulations specified ...

'Too Fat To Fly' Passenger Sues Airline

Posted 05.04.2012 | Travel

The story of Kenlie Tiggeman, a New Orleans woman who has lost over 120 pounds in the past two years, made waves last summer, when she went to board a...

Airline Fat Tax: Fair Or Foul?

Posted 02.09.2012 | Travel

Airlines might soon be able to introduce a so-called "fat tax" if the U.K. Court of Appeals has anything to do with it. According to a court ruling...

Woman Told She's 'Too Fat To Fly' On Southwest

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.12.2011 | Travel

How is this happening again? Southwest is landing in hot water after they told a passenger that she was "too fat to fly." During a layover in Dal...