Southwest Airlines is receiving a mix of praise and scorn over a policy giving obese passengers free seats to hold their overabundant girth. Basic economics suggests that it will result in healthy passengers subsidizing the humungous. Worse, some thin passengers will get booted from flights to make room.
Southwest has caved to the cattle.
‘Customers of size’ will now receive a free extra seat to accommodate their poor health decisions.
Yes. Even if the airline is overbooked.
Which means someone who is not a busted can of biscuits will have to deplane so southwest can cater to… pic.twitter.com/ZC0D1Wc444
— Amiri King (@AmiriKing) December 15, 2023