An Australian doctor is crusading to get airlines to implement a tax for obese passengers to offset the extra fuel it takes to carry the portly travelers. Says the doctor (without hyperbole, of course): "Flight attendants in the US have to go down the aisle handing
extension seatbelts out like headphones…And it’s
starting to happen here, too.” Right.
This all seems to stem from a trip he took where he had to pay extra to transport his golf clubs, while passengers of a certain size got to squish their oversized frames into narrow coach seats without paying an extra fee. There is, of course, no chance of this tax being implemented.