Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Fat People Causing Airlines To Go Broke

So let's just set the record straight......Obese Americans are causing the entire airline industry to collapse, or at least it seems that is what this study is trying to prove. It cost over $275 million more dollars to fly our fat asses around in 2000 than it did in 1990 because of the extra weight. Forget about operational inefficiencies, the labor unions, the stalling economy, and terrorism......Just get your flabby butt in the gym and you may be able to save United Airlines so we don't all lose our frequent flier points.

Fat people are blamed for the airlines demise and fat people are suing McDonald's for making them fat. Why not have the fast food industry just directly subsidize the airlines? Or better yet, have everyone jump on a scale before they go down the jetway with the results displayed on a large LCD screen at the gate and then tack on a fat surcharge. I can guarantee people would be passing on the potato chips and chocolate cake for at least a few weeks before departure.