Thai Airways - Seating Restrictions for Obese

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Thai Airways - Seating Restrictions for Obese

Post by J.J.B. » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:41 am

I was convinced this was an April Fool’s news story but apparently not: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 82916.html

This strikes me as a total waste of time and towards the bottom of the list of ways Thai Airways could bolster their safety record. Pity the poor member of cabin staff with a tape measure who has to send a corpulent passenger to face their fate at the back of the plane in economy. Then again, planes don’t tend to back into mountains.

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Post by oakdale160 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:39 am

How many massively obese Thai people do you see compared to Farang. Not many. Its another farang-humiliation strategy.

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Post by Nereus » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:56 am

No way will I stick up for Thai Airways, but this particular problem is not of their making:

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ad ... 70762830c3

Thai Airways has come up with a plan to install seatbelt airbags on business class cabins on its new Dreamliner jets.

The move is good news for nervous flyers, but it’s bad news for those carrying some extra weight around their waists — because they simply won’t fit.

Passengers with a waistline of more than 142.24cm (or 56 inches) will not be able to fasten the new seatbelt airbags in a way that meets safety standards, according to vice president of Thai Airways safety, security and standards department Flight Lieutenant Prathana Pattanasiri, the Bangkok Post reports.

The new airbags will also make flying difficult for parents of young children, who will now be forced into cattle class if they need to travel with their kids sitting on their laps.
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Post by STEVE G » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:35 am

It occurs to me that anyone with a 56 inch plus waist must weigh so much that if they're on an economy ticket, they're paying less than the freight rate per kilo for a flight to Bangkok!

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Post by bsdk1960 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:01 am

STEVE G wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:35 am
It occurs to me that anyone with a 56 inch plus waist must weigh so much that if they're on an economy ticket, they're paying less than the freight rate per kilo for a flight to Bangkok!
well,if you read the link it's about buisness class :idea:

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Post by STEVE G » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:52 am

bsdk1960 wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:01 am
STEVE G wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:35 am
It occurs to me that anyone with a 56 inch plus waist must weigh so much that if they're on an economy ticket, they're paying less than the freight rate per kilo for a flight to Bangkok!
well,if you read the link it's about buisness class :idea:

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I was making the assumption that people are unlikely to pay for a business class seat that they can't sit in.

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Post by RCer » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:09 pm

My only issue is being punished for buying economy class by having one of the business class rejects sat next to you for 13 hours.

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Post by Thistle » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:43 pm

So,i am guessing we can all envisage Sheikh whatever checking into a gulf airport,booked on Thai,along with his entourage,and be told,sorry guys,you bought business class tickets ,but unfortunately 75% of you guys are too fat,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and we have assigned seats in economy for you,and moving the economy passengers into your business class seats.
This is really going to work,and put the current Thai airways management once again under scrutiny,but no problem,many slim people will continue to travel,especially the non-payers of Thai Airlines executive families who fly business class for free.Only way for the airline to expand,,,,,,,,,,,,,reduce the waist line,Thainess!!!!

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Post by frank1957 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:11 pm

What use is a seatbelt when 99.9999% of aircraft that crash......crash from about 30,000feet

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Post by europtimiste » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:37 pm

You have to pay for overcharged luggages, so it's normal that overweight passangers pay a surtaxe.

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Post by Thistle » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:04 pm

Excellent,Europtimiste kindly post on the forum next time you on a 10-12 hour flight back to wherever,and you sitting in 47B,and you are very happy.Middle seat,nobody beside you,then 2 large guys that Thai airways seem fit not to fly in business class because of their new seat belt policy sit either side of YOU.If you fly first/business class then you automatically get an additional luggage allowance,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Post by HHTel » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:49 pm

You have to pay for overcharged luggages,
You mean excess baggage over the allowed weight.

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Post by europtimiste » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:29 pm

HHTel wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:49 pm
You have to pay for overcharged luggages,
You mean excess baggage over the allowed weight.

You'll get something right one day!
Correct, that must also apply to obese passengers.

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Post by RCer » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:00 pm

In the US you get charged for each checked bag. Then if any of them are over a certain weight, you are charged extra.

If your carry on doesn't fit, it becomes checked baggage and you're charged. Even if its because someone else used to much carry on space.

Edit: I've been the person stuck in the middle between 2 obese people before, on a cross country flight. Never again.

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Post by oakdale160 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:06 am

Its all kind of funny until you are seated next to one of these biggies.

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