Contact Us

Fat Guy In A Little Seat

(binderdonedat, Flickr)

It was just about two years ago that filmmaker Kevin Smith threw a fit on Twitter after being declared too fat to fly. He was mad because Southwest felt like his girth required him to purchase two airline seat tickets. And a lot of people felt that it was unfair that airlines require the obese to purchase two seats.

Those people probably never had to sit next to a large person on a flight.

Arthur Berkowitz recently took a flight from Anchorage (yeah that’s in Sarah Palin’s Alaska) all the way to Philadelphia.  The seat he was booked in was next to a 400 lb. passenger, who needed the armrest put up just to fit halfway in his seat. The other half spilled in to Berkowitz’s seat.

That meant that Berkowitz had to stand for the entire 7 hour flight. Not only is that extremely uncomfortable, but against FAA guidelines. You might know that everyone on the flight must be buckled in during take off and landing (and whenever the pilot flips that light on, which I think they do on a whim, usually when I have to pee).

Flight attendants apologized, but wouldn’t give up their seats. And the rest of the flight was booked solid. So he was forced to occupy the aisle and galley areas till they reached the destination.

Berkowitz filed a complaint with a consumer advocate, but was only able to get a $200 flight voucher. That was only a portion of the ticket priced he paid for a seat he could not sit in. The airline said they had already done enough with the voucher.

(Elliot.org)

Best of 103GBF

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://103gbfrocks.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on 103GBF THE RIVER CITY ROCKER quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on 103GBF THE RIVER CITY ROCKER quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!