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Amputations Airlines

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As I'm off to somewhere and when I return, I will be fractionally lighter, I thought I should be able to claim a part-refund on the ticket cost. The fuel I'm paying for is used to hoick the airplane across the sky and mass is one factor.

Also people with fewer extremities take up less space and more could be packed in

I suspect that good business would be found in countries with sharia law, or very poor factory safety standards.

Predictable slogan would be "flying with us doesn't cost an arm and leg, unless you want the discount"

not_morrison_rm, Sep 19 2014

Bethselamin http://hitchhikers....om/wiki/Bethselamin
Fabulously beautiful (apparently)... [8th of 7, Sep 19 2014]

Multiple legs on vertebrates http://en.wikipedia...oes_a_horse_have%3F
...Or infinite? [csea, Sep 19 2014]

Plagiarists! https://uk.news.yah...310394.html#JhRZcuV
[not_morrison_rm, Sep 22 2014]


       Selfishly, as someone with an above-average number of limbs*, I cannot support this idea.
hippo, Sep 19 2014

       This would discriminate against fatties [-]
8th of 7, Sep 19 2014

       //an above-average number of limbs   

       I am too afraid to ask.   

       //This would discriminate against fatties   

       Could be done in a relative way, mass on outbound - mass on return trip = amount of part-refund of ticket price.
not_morrison_rm, Sep 19 2014

       // I am too afraid to ask. //   

       <Arthur Dent>   

       "He only had the two arms and the one head and he called himself Phil ..."   

       </Arthur Dent>   

       Maybe you should check out the immigration policies on Bethselamin, particularly the rules on exports ...   

8th of 7, Sep 19 2014

       Egads :-(   

       You are correct. However that was to protect their environment, and it was them doing the amputations. This does not directly protect the environment and AA does not do the cutting, even the overhead luggage lockers have padded bits on the edges to avoid recursive ticket reduction spiral.
not_morrison_rm, Sep 19 2014

       * (Because there are some people who are missing an arm or a leg, or are missing more than one limb, the average number of limbs per person in the population is slightly below 4. Therefore I have an above-average number of limbs)
hippo, Sep 19 2014

       Ah, you're trying to talk your way out of that admission.   

       You are spiderperson and I claim my 5 Albanian Lekke.   

       NB that's only on the mean, on mode and median...breaks out the steam abacus.....
not_morrison_rm, Sep 19 2014

       I really thought it was going to be a little more proactive.   

       They group people by transplant compatibility, chop off limbs at one end, and replace them with the limbs of someone going the other way once you land.
MechE, Sep 19 2014

       //As I'm off to somewhere and when I return, I will be fractionally lighter,//   

       Ah, the incredible lightness of being strange.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 20 2014

       Great book though.
blissmiss, Sep 20 2014

       Not Drunk Airlines, but Legless Airlines
popbottle, Sep 21 2014

       ...where they won't drop you even one foot closer to your destination.   

       But they might toe the line..
not_morrison_rm, Sep 21 2014

       Personally, I'd give them two fingers.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 21 2014

       Blummin' heck, the idea has only been on here 3 days and someone's already pinching my idea. Plagiarist linky
not_morrison_rm, Sep 22 2014

       [+] for the use of the word "hoick".
AusCan531, Sep 22 2014


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