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    Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.


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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    I bet Kevin Smith is livid about this.

    http://www.people.com/people/article...344142,00.html



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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    haha then it goes the other way, never ends. Feel bad for both parties. The overweight person should have bought two seats.



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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    Not that I needed another reason to hate SouthWest, but hey now I have one.



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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    Looking forward to wherever this thread is heading.


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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    I read the article earlier and have yet to figure out who the genius is that decided that was an intelligent decision.



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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I read the article earlier and have yet to figure out who the genius is that decided that was an intelligent decision.
    The chick running the snack cart that wanted more sales



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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    How exactly does one person use two seats? Isn't there an armrest in between them? I always thought those armrests were built in to the seats.


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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    The airlines are really put in a tough spot with fat people. How do you decide who is too fat for 1 seat? Maybe they should create something similar to the bag dimension thing. If you can't fit inside those dimensions than you have to buy an extra seat.

    Although some of these seats are way too small. I'm only 6'1 and my knees always hit the seat in front and then the person reclines.....

    Then you have the problem with kids on the plane.



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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    How exactly does one person use two seats? Isn't there an armrest in between them? I always thought those armrests were built in to the seats.
    In most planes I've flown on the middle armrest can fold back in between the seats.



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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    The airlines are really put in a tough spot with fat people. How do you decide who is too fat for 1 seat? Maybe they should create something similar to the bag dimension thing. If you can't fit inside those dimensions than you have to buy an extra seat.

    Although some of these seats are way too small. I'm only 6'1 and my knees always hit the seat in front and then the person reclines.....

    Then you have the problem with kids on the plane.
    There is a world of difference between leg room and lateral room. I am 6'2" and when I have to fly economy my knees bumb seat as well. That I can live with. When a fatso is all grinding ***, leg and thigh against me and they are 1/2 in my seat it ticks me off. I padi for my seat they shoudl have to fit in theirs.



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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    I'm also amazed at the number of people that "have" to use the bathroom on a plane. I swear my last trip to vegas every single person went at least once and multiple people went twice. It's like a 3 hour flight. Couldn't you have went before you left the airport?



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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    How exactly does one person use two seats? Isn't there an armrest in between them? I always thought those armrests were built in to the seats.
    The arm rest goes up and down and can be "folded" up between the two seat backs.



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    Re: Skinny standby passenger bumped from flight for fat person.

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Looking forward to wherever this thread is heading.
    OK, in that case. The average gate at the airport today looks much like a run of the mill DMV, or WalMart... A lot of the people flying look like they don't have two nickels to rub together. Do the airlines accept food stamps now? or is that just an average cross section of current Americana?


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