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June 12, 2010 2:58 am

This discussion is not the DOT or governments responsibility!

The idea of banning things like peanuts on airplanes is ridiculous. It is not the job of DOT to police what is served on airlines. I get itchy & runny eyes when I sit next to people who wear too much perfume or are wearing moldy clothes or have not bathed and have body odors. Should we run people through examinations before boarding the plane to see if they are emitting any smell that could cause allergy? And make them clean up or change clothes? I sneeze sometimes when near dogs and cats that give me allergic reaction. Should we ban all animals from any more flights?

I have a problem when fat persons allow their body parts to hang over and under the arm rest next to me. It causes me to be nervous and can cause serious medical… more »


Do you see how far reaching this can go? This must be stopped now.

If people get sick in public it is their responsibility to stay out of public places.
It is not the rest of us that must be subject to their health problems.

I vote for peanuts to never be outlawed on any public transportation.
If they are banned this means I could not bring my own either? Or I may be subject to being thrown off the plane because I have caused panic.

I also do not like the smell of some food. It causes me to feel nauseous.
On my last flight from China it smelled like someone was eating rotten dog meat. Should I have told the pilot to stop the plane, eject the person and then demand the plane be fumigated?

Lets stop this issue now before it gets any more press and never bring it up again.

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July 26, 2010 10:34 pm

The thing that gets me upset is when a gate agent tells me my luggage is Two Pounds over the limit of 50lb. And I owe a bunch of money to let it on the plane.
I say how about the 300lb person who is next in line? How about weighing them and charging them extra because they are far over weight? If I weigh 150lb and they weigh twice as much what is the big hassle over my 2 lb in my luggage? It is discrimination for me to have to pay more and not them.
Lets weigh everything…luggage and people if we want to be fair about the weight thing. Lets say that the total allowed is 250 lb total weight of person and luggage. Now it would be fair to all. I want this changed as soon as possible. Why should I subsidize overweight people?

On domestic flights I am against charging for my checked on… more »

…luggage. It makes people bring everything they can possibly bring into the plane for Free.
Then they take all day trying to stuff it into the overhead and delay passengers from taking our seats. Stop The Charging of Luggage! « less
July 26, 2010 10:48 pm

We run a retail store. What would my customers say if I tell them sorry we sold too many of the product you wanted and now you are out of luck. Go Away!
You know what would happen..the customer would get their lawyer or go to the better business bureau or TV station and cry foul.
So, why do we put up with airlines telling us, Sorry we are oversold? As if they can not keep track on their computers. We all know it is a gamble on their part to hope we do not show up and they can sell the seat twice.
Stop the practice now. It does not have to continue. There is no reason except for greed of the airlines. We know it does not keep ticket prices low. That is not the reason for doing it. If I sell a customer something and they do not take the item – I am ahead,
I still have their money. The same with the seat issue.

June 22, 2010 5:05 pm

Amish: After typing my comments I read yours and it was refreshing to see another world traveler with the same thoughts. I suspect the people who are behind this rule change fly once a year to Disneyland and they want to change the rules for those of us who actually fly regularly.

June 23, 2010 1:29 am

This is not a matter of itchy eyes or a runny nose. This is a matter of the airway closing down (preventing breathing), or the entire body going into anaphylactic shock. It causes death.

I have such an allergy, but to chewing gum and rubber. I almost died twice. For this reason, I can never use any form of public transportation.

The proper way to do this is to ban a substance from the conveyance only if a passenger on that conveyance has a life-threatening allergy to it.

July 27, 2010 12:59 pm

Thank you for your comment, Amish. The DOT understands your position about completely banning overselling. Is it possible that increasing financial compensation to bumped passengers will be enough of a financial disincentive for airlines to fix the problem?

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