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    Air France to refund 2nd seat for wide-bodied passengers if flight not full

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    JAS

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    Air France to refund 2nd seat for wide-bodied passengers if flight not full

    Post by JAS on Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:23 pm

    Found this little announcement by Air France that might be of interest to larger passengers touring Europe etc...despite the slightly alarmist headline the refund is good news if your flight isn't full but yes it could be bad news if it is...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8471451.stm
    Air France may bar obese passengers from flights

    Air France has revealed it may prevent obese economy passengers from boarding its planes for "safety reasons".

    It said that, under new rules, if a flight was full an overweight person who did not fit into a single seat might have to take another plane.

    It made the admission when it said obese people buying two seats for more comfort would be fully reimbursed for the second if the plane was not full.

    This new rule comes into effect from 1 February.

    At present Air France offers heavier passengers 25% off the price of buying an adjacent seat, a policy that has been in effect since 2005.

    The airline said it had no intention of forcing heavier passengers to pay for a second seat.

    Air France is part of Air France-KLM, the largest airline group in Europe by revenue.

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    JAS

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