These days, we're all paying more to travel. And not just for the plane ticket, either. As the airlines look to find new and creative ways to squeeze just one more shiny penny out of each and every passenger who climbs aboard, the pounds count.
Some pounds, anyway. Drag your suitcase up to the counter, put it on the scale. Even just a hair over? There's a fee for that.
So why, then, do some airlines still try to look the other way when those extra pounds belong to the passenger's body?
Some airlines call them, diplomatically, "customers of size." Their doctors would likely use the word obese. A growing chorus of travelers - tired of sharing valuable real-estate on a long-haul flight with someone's love handles - use words we won't even print here.
Seriously - why not charge passengers the same as their luggage?