Fat vs. Tall: Your Best Ideas

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March 2 2010 9:10 AM

Fat vs. Tall: Your Best Ideas

When airlines overbook a flight, they offer travel vouchers to find "volunteers" who will switch to the next flight. Why not do the same with seats encroached by fat or tall people? "Allow passengers under a certain height and weight to volunteer themselves for open placement in any seat on the airplane, to defuse otherwise uncomfortable and awkward seating arrangements, in exchange for a discounted airfare," proposes a 5'4" flier.

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Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.