RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
Eleanor Beardsley reports.
ELEANOR BEARDSLEY: Air France spokesperson Jean-Pierre Lefebvre denied the charges.
JEAN: (Through translator) We aren't making anyone buy a second seat. We are proposing to them to buy one at a cheaper price, and if the flight's not full, we'll reimburse them the ticket. This is in no way discriminatory.
BEARDSLEY: Beatrix DeLumberty(ph) with French obesity defense group Allegro Fortissimo says the real problem for obese passengers is when they don't buy a second seat.
MONTAGNE: You might be take off the plane. You may not be able to board if the decision is taken that you cannot sit in a seat, and it could be dangerous in case of a crash that you cannot get off the seat.
BEARDSLEY: For NPR News, I'm Eleanor Beardsley in Paris.
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