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BBC – Should obese passengers pay more to fly?

Airlines want more money from heavy fliers, but some say it’s a rights violation. Airline seats have been one-size-fits-all since the beginning. Today, those 16.5 to 18-inch wide seats are anything but. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, more than …

How airline executives and Democratic power players have made flying even more miserable – ProPublica

President Obama promised to fight corporate concentration. Eight years later, the airline industry is dominated by just four companies. And you’re paying for it. THREE YEARS AGO, the Obama administration unleashed its might on behalf of beleaguered American air travelers, filing suit to block a mega-merger between American Airlines and US …