By now you’ve likely heard that film director and Silent Bob star Kevin Smith was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight. He says it’s because of his size. They say, officially, it was because of his safety.
Smith has complained that Southwest blogged the fact that Smith normally buys two seats when he flies with them. Smith has gone on to tweet on and on about the controversy, which seems to take some of the punch out of his complaints about Southwest blogging about him “without his permission” and revealing “personal” details, like his previous practice of buying twice the real estate he argues he actually needs.
In any case, regardless of whether Smith could or couldn’t fit into the seat properly, the policy of oversize passengers seems a good topic for this week’s Monday’s Morals.
- First to play last week: Mika of Euromerican. Congratulations!
(According to the rules, “First to Play” requires you to be the first to include the link to the specific entry in which you answered the questions, not just the general link to your blog.)
Here is this week’s “Monday’s Morals” question. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your blog…but either way, leave a link to your site so that everyone else can visit! If you repost the questions on your site, you must link back to this site as the source. Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there.
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION:
Should airlines and other transit organizations be allowed to force a passenger who cannot fit into a single seat to buy a second seat? Why or why not?
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