Air France clarifies rule on “Corpulent” passengers


Fancy two of these? Air France's A380 economy class cabin. Air France image
Fancy two of these? Air France's A380 economy class cabin. Air France image

Air France has refuted recent press claims that ‘heavier’ passengers will be charged double.

January 21: French airline Air France has refuted recent press claims that passengers unable to fit comfortably into one seat will be charged double.
A press release from the airline says “Air France has no intention of making heavier passengers pay for a second seat. However, it plans to make one single change to its service starting February 1, which is to refund heavier passengers the cost of the second seat in economy they have purchased, if the economy cabin is not fully booked.”
Since 2005 Air France has been offering corpulent passengers the possibility of purchasing a second seat with a 25% discount.