United To Charge Heavier Passengers Twice To Fly
CHICAGO (CBS) ―
If “beefy” or “curvy” describes you, here is a word of warning:
United Airlines will begin aggressively enforcing a new policy that allows it to charge heavier passengers twice to fly.
United will now implement new policies for passengers they deem to be overweight.
Under the rules outlined by United, passengers who “are unable to fit into a single seat in the ticketed cabin; are unable to properly buckle the seatbelt using a single seatbelt extender; and/or are unable to put the seat’s armrests down when seated” will be denied boarding unless they purchase an extra seat.
If no empty seat exists, the passenger will be forced to take a later flight.