I've figured out that since teens are in the middle, we're only adults when it's in their advantage. Ex. "Come do the dishes." "Can I finish watching TV?" "No, you need to be a responsible adult." Then "Can I go out with my friends?" "No, you're just a kid!" "Wait, what?"
I don't see why there should be a difference in ticket price at all for the cinema. At the end of the day both an adult and a child will be sitting enjoying the movie (unless they are 6 or something. In which case they should lower the age of a child ticket).
It does make sense on airlines though. A child (and their luggage) weighs less, therefore less fuel used. Also, they don't need as large meals.
"Child tickets" were probably made as a trick to get more people into the cinema.
Yeah, the movie thing I understand.
but it actually doesn't make sense for airlines. The math behind the fuel necessary allows for the weight of a passenger and his luggage to be negligible. It's sort of like putting groceries in your car. It'll barely affect your gas consumption. Also, meals are the same size for everyone, unless you actual order something, which you end up paying extra for anyway
Ah, good thinking. I seem to remember getting smaller meals as a kid in a kind of "fun pack" type thing. Maybe they don't do those any more.
Yeah they quit that whenever they stopped using actual silverware and plates. (Apparently, continental airlines issue was that people were stealing them, same with delta)
as for the little fun packs, those were awesome. They used to give you this little plastic pouch of things to do to entertain yourself during the flight, but for whatever reason they stopped :/
Hi, major update. I'm now working for an airline and they said that cleaning gunk out of the U-bend of pipes in aircraft toilet sinks saved the airline £750,000 ($1,191,600) a year from the weight reduction. Every pound of weight does matter!
That's like with flying aswell. Your an adult when your 12, therefore you pay adult fares. Your still not allowed to fly without a someone over the age of 18 or permission 'till your 18 though.
I think the prices should change as the movies you're allowed to see change.
That's because they still have to pay for a seat. Did you know on an airplane an adult ticket is ages 2 and up?
i guess there is a student option? but you'd have to carry your student id with you
I think it's 17 to get into "R" rated movies. But yeah, you do have a point.
OP isn't necessarily in the USA...
Sorry for assuming... what is the age elsewhere?
In the UK the age ratings are 12, 15, 18.
how much is adults?
Anonymous, are you talking to me? In the UK 18 is the maximum rating, there is no separate "adults" category.
OP was talking about pornos. You have to be 18 for those.
Isn't your argument the same one they used to lower the voting age? something like if you're old enough to fight, you're old enough to vote.
Also reminds me of the argument over the fact that 18 year olds can die for their country, but not drink
Personally, I wouldn't like to think of soldiers, men with GUNS, handling liquor. Imagine an 18 year old, armed, and drunk.
I believe they mean that if you're old enough to serve in the army, you're old enough to drink. not that only army people can drink at age 18
... true... but my visual is still concerning.
It does seem weird that being an adult can only be true in certain cases until after you hit 21. I mean, you were how old when the kiddie menu wasn't allowed? 13 is an adult price, but 18 is an adult movie. You can drive at 16 and you're responsible for every life out on the road for Pete's sake!
What about a 21 year old, armed and drunk?
how is that any different?
Least when you're 21, you should have those few years of knowledge about the world backing you up. Like the knowledge difference between a 12 year old you and a 15 year old you should be noticeable.
I don't think that's a good argument. Most kids only go for what their parents believe. They should have a chance to choose their own beliefs before being allowed to vote
I went to see Eclispe at some movie theatre yesterday with my friends, one's 14, the other is 13. I'm 14 but I look the youngest so my mom payed for my ticket as a child. It was awkward.
Who gives a fuck?
they sit in adult seats