When I heard this story, I couldn’t help but think about the Tyler Perry’s Why Did I get Married scene where Jill Scott’s character was asked to purchase tickets for two seats becaused it was “deemed” that she was too big to fit into one. Well if she was required to buy two tickets, this guy above should’ve had to buy the whole damn row.
An American Airlines flight attendant reportedly took a pic of an obese passenger trying to “squeeze” and fit into his seat. She took the pic to show what crews must deal with when it comes to obese people on airplanes. And as you can see in the pic above, this guy was pretty much blocking the aisle. It makes it that much harder for the attendants to deliver their peanuts when their cart has to battle his ass crack each time up the aisle.
The picture was posted on an aviation blog and it’s not clear as if to whether or not this passenger knew his pic was being taken. Most likely not.
Several carriers now require obese passengers to buy two seats instead of one for safety reasons yet American Airlines hasn’t implemented that rule yet.
Sympathize with the guy or not, this is most definitely a safety hazzard and it’s hard to believe that he’s actually protruding that far out into the middle of the aisle.
What do you guys think? Do you think that obese people such as the guy above should pay for two seats or with it being a recession and all should passengers just grin and bear it, and just accept the fact that their 10 hour flight from New York to Paris may have to be just a “little” bit less comfortable?