Tags: ual | obese | charges

United Air to Charge Obese Double on Full Flights

Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 08:15 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

LOS ANGELES -- United Airlines, a unit of UAL Corp, will require obese passengers bumped from full flights to purchase two seats on a subsequent flight, matching the policy of some other carriers.

The change brings the Chicago-based in line with eight other airlines including Continental, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest, United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said on Wednesday.

"Last year we had 700 complaints from passengers who had to share their seats," she said.

Under the new policy, obese passengers - defined as unable to lower the arm rest and buckle a seat belt with one extension belt - will still be reaccommodated, at no extra charge, to two empty seats if there is space available.

If, however, the airplane is full, they will be bumped from the flight and may have to purchase a second ticket, at the same price as the original fare, Urbanski said.

If the bumped passenger chooses to cancel the trip, the ticket will be refunded with no additional charge.

The policy is effective immediately.

© Thomson Reuters 2009 All rights reserved

-

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Clemson Fights Claims Football Coach Is Promoting Christianity

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 14:43 PM

Clemson University has denied its football program is pushing Christianity on its players, saying that the sports staff  . . .

Public, Private Money Meld at Youth-, Hispanic-Oriented Fusion TV

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 14:40 PM

Call it Florida Gov. Rick Scott's version of "Tango & Cash." The Republican made a splash in Miami last year when he ple . . .

Whoopi Goldberg Tabbed to Be Pot Columnist for Denver Post

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 14:27 PM

Actress and “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg has been hired by the Denver Post to write a regular column for its online b . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved