According this this article, if your size does not allow you to put down the armrests or fasten your seat belt, United will now require you to buy two seats instead of one. I understand that weight, for the most part, is controllable. But even at my very normal size, those seats are TOO SMALL for comfort. Baby got back! Let’s increase those seat sizes, please!

Also, if airlines can charge their customers extra for their size, then I think government should fine the airlines for not complying with customers’ height needs. I’m a mere 5’6” and I am terribly uncomfortable in those cabin seats. I can’t imagine how cramped it is for taller folks.

Stepping off soapbox…