No this is not some slippery slope we are going to be in a prison state argument. This is a use some bloody common sense argument. And I am a bit offended by you jumping to that conclusion, then again it is hard to read sarcasm in a internet post.I have NO idea what your beef is about. 300 pounds of excess anything requires more fuel to accelerate and keep in the air. It is a very small percentage of the total fuel, but it is one of those amounts that gets multiplied a thousand-fold over a month.
It's not a requirement, it's not even a "plea," it's a request and it's an experiment that will last a month.
So your problem is, what....?
"These environmentalist whackos are at it again! What's next? Will we have to leave our blood behind? What's next? Will we be allowed to bring our clothes? What's next? Will we be forces to shave our heads? What's next? Are they going to ask us to give up our freedom? What's next? blah blah blah..."
That's what I was thinking! As soon as they announce the first boarding call for the "elite" passengers, I make my last bathroom run. I never know how long it'll be before they allow us to get up out of those seats again. It doesn't help, the cabin pressure changes or something always stimulate my bladder excessively in aircraft, and even using the restroom just before boarding, I still need to use it again as soon as the fasten seatbelts sign is turned off (or usually before...there have been a few times that I've just had to ignore that sign and take my chances of using the restroom before it was turned off).Doesn't everyone use the facilities prior to boarding now? If you don't, I must assume your flight has never been delayed.