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SwampWitch

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So many judgemental fools in this crowd.


Why ASSUME his size is due his behavior?! That is total bullshit.


The airlines should allow and accomodate all individuals. THEY are the ones who choose to squeeze people in like sardines.

As long as the ticket isn't a last minute purchase, they should GIVE him two seats. If it is last minute, and NOT for family bereavement, then the individual certainly should pay for two seats together.


Big people suffer enough, why pile on with this? Even the ones who are large because of their behavior only get that way because of deeper issues...they deserve our compassion not this bullshit abuse from those of you LUCKY enough to have better genes or no overt psychological problems beyond your ugly megalomania.


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John
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 Quoting: Gannon


Good for you for standing up for your fellow man, John.

I'm blessed to be a bit below the modern average size for American women, but I do a lot of work in bariatric surgery (I assist 3 bariatric surgeons on a regular basis) and you are right - morbidly obese patients have many underlying issues on several fronts, ranging from emotional to medical and all points in between.

They are best served when treated with a spirit of compassion and understanding, a willingness to be their ally on their journey to whole health.

Good for you, friend! hf
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11/19/2011 10:33 AM
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that is crazy! poor man
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So many judgemental fools in this crowd.


Why ASSUME his size is due his behavior?! That is total bullshit.


The airlines should allow and accomodate all individuals. THEY are the ones who choose to squeeze people in like sardines.

As long as the ticket isn't a last minute purchase, they should GIVE him two seats. If it is last minute, and NOT for family bereavement, then the individual certainly should pay for two seats together.


Big people suffer enough, why pile on with this? Even the ones who are large because of their behavior only get that way because of deeper issues...they deserve our compassion not this bullshit abuse from those of you LUCKY enough to have better genes or no overt psychological problems beyond your ugly megalomania.


Sincerely,
John
Detroit
 Quoting: Gannon


Why assume his size is not from bad behavior? The argument goes both ways...

Airlines should not have to accommodate them; Why should they? If I want to ship a box with UPS, I pay per pound. If the truck is about to leave to deliver, they don't give a pass on a few extra pounds. Big things take more money to move. Now if you decide to eat your way into the Guinness book of records, that extra weight is on you. You are responsible for what you eat and how much.

Big people don't need our love; they need our criticism. They maybe depressed. Well, get out and find what makes you happy. Is it GLP? Maybe building RC cars? How about carpet bombing the food court at the mall? Anyone who used depression as an excuse is lying; You're depressed because of your situation. Figure out what's wrong, quit avoiding self anylasys, and change what's causing the issue. Simple as that, no drugs or food needed. This woman spent ~$600 a month on food, [link to www.officialdonnasimpson.com]

The fact is, they can live on less food. How is it right for them to eat more in one sitting then some Americans get all week? Why is it politically incorrect to talk about someone's weight? Hunger is an issue the world over, yet lard asses exist.

It's called willpower. Sadly most people in America have a lack of it outside of supporting asinine bullshit.
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11/19/2011 10:56 AM
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Why don't they make some handicap seats for the obese. Obviously it's an issue that isn't going away. These people have a handicap so fix the darn planes to comply and don't charge more for a handicap, that is dumb.
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OP,

That guy is Big, he is at least a Foot and a Half taller than "Everyone Else" in the plane.

He's Big and Tall
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11/19/2011 10:59 AM
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Like it or not, a percentage of the population is grossly obese and we will never fit them into regular-sized chairs. The airlines should have taken out the back 2-3 rows of seats (years ago) and replaced them with larger seats (or bench seats) to accommodate those customers, extra tall customers, or those with disabilities. This is really BS to make this poor man sit half off the seat - how uncomfortable and humiliating for him. The men in my family, while tending to skinny, also average 6 1/2 feet. I have heard too many horror stories about airplane seats not having enough room. Why don't the airlines realize this is a big issue?
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Not only Obese... he's frickin huge!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 212949


TAX THE TALL!!!!!
+++ with a bunny hat +++
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11/19/2011 11:01 AM
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Like it or not, a percentage of the population is grossly obese and we will never fit them into regular-sized chairs. The airlines should have taken out the back 2-3 rows of seats (years ago) and replaced them with larger seats (or bench seats) to accommodate those customers, extra tall customers, or those with disabilities. This is really BS to make this poor man sit half off the seat - how uncomfortable and humiliating for him. The men in my family, while tending to skinny, also average 6 1/2 feet. I have heard too many horror stories about airplane seats not having enough room. Why don't the airlines realize this is a big issue?
 Quoting: Faith


yep
truthwillsetyoufreeag​ain

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You should have to pay for 2 seats if you are that fat.
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Even though I feel sorry for him, I agree that if you take up two seats, you should pay for both.
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You should have to pay for 2 seats if you are that fat.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1370297


This ^^^


While economy seats are cramped....you should not even be TRYING to fly "economy class" when your BODY is not ECONOMY CLASS.

You want to be the size of an elephant?....you have to pay the freight costs for all the weight.


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Wow, reading over some of the responses in here, I have come to the conclusion that we are a disgusting, hateful species.

God...just end it already...ok?
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Solution is easy

[link to ianztrainz.com]
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11/19/2011 11:08 AM
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When I went to United for plane tickets, the lady asked if I wanted extra leg room. I said I only have two legs and asked her if I could get a discount.
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Like it or not, a percentage of the population is grossly obese and we will never fit them into regular-sized chairs. The airlines should have taken out the back 2-3 rows of seats (years ago) and replaced them with larger seats (or bench seats) to accommodate those customers, extra tall customers, or those with disabilities. This is really BS to make this poor man sit half off the seat - how uncomfortable and humiliating for him. The men in my family, while tending to skinny, also average 6 1/2 feet. I have heard too many horror stories about airplane seats not having enough room. Why don't the airlines realize this is a big issue?
 Quoting: Faith


yep
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5644265


My son is six-five and has traveled to Europe. He requests the emergency exit seat. Granted, the seat isn't wider, but it has more leg room.

Theaters have the same problem, especially old Broadway and I imagine other old theaters. Those were built before obesity was an epidemic. Maybe they too should have wide seats for overweight people - at a premium, though.
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HELLARY: What difference does it make?
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CONGRESSMAN CUMMINGS: Death is a part of life.
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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent...Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government...Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty...Thomas Jefferson

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light...George Washington


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Stuff them into the cargo hold
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When I went to United for plane tickets, the lady asked if I wanted extra leg room. I said I only have two legs and asked her if I could get a discount.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 869202


lol
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NSC SPOKESMAN: Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago.
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HELLARY: What difference does it make?
CARNEY: Benghazi happened a long
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______________

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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent...Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government...Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty...Thomas Jefferson

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light...George Washington


Hallo

abishere
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Those airline seats are built for anorexics.

When I was 250lbs at 6' tall I could barely fit. Even now at 155lbs I can barely fit
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I think he can't fit in the seat because of the arm, so he is sitting on something he placed on the seat the same height as the arm. That makes him look taller. I doubt the airline would take off or land like that, so the passenger next to him, would have had to been given a different seat at that time, or been expected to sit on the big guys lap.

There is an extent to how nice people should be expected to be to accommodate these people. We are doing doing it far more than with our wallets compensating them for the space and weight. The passenger next to him should get reimbursed.
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11/19/2011 11:11 AM
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Instead of selling "seats", they should sell "spaces".

The word "seat" implies a place for one person to sit, big or small. A "space" would be x inches of width.

This would protect them from lawsuits and discrimination claims.
 Quoting: goodmockingbird


I agree Problem Solved. Most airlines already refund the "2nd" ticket purchased if the flights aren't full.
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used to work for delta airliens as sales representative - such passengers needs to buy second ticket to be able to fit.
And this needs to be checked at the check-in, in case such passenger bought 1 seat only.
truthwillsetyoufreeag​ain

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OP,

That guy is Big, he is at least a Foot and a Half taller than "Everyone Else" in the plane.

He's Big and Tall
 Quoting: Frisco_Silver


He's not as tall as he seems. He's sitting on the arm rest, which must be a good six or eight inches higher from the seat.
886
NSC SPOKESMAN: Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago.
HOWARD DEAN: Benghazi is a laughable joke. (ARRRRRRRRRRRRR)
HELLARY: What difference does it make?
CARNEY: Benghazi happened a long
time ago.
CONGRESSMAN CUMMINGS: Death is a part of life.
______________

As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.” - Elijah Parish Lovejoy(1802-1837)

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent...Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government...Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty...Thomas Jefferson

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light...George Washington


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One would think that if brilliant engineers can create a machine that flies, someone a fraction of a percent as brilliant could install modular seating on these flying machines, so that we don't have to hear about fat-people-on-planes drama every 2 weeks.
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He must be so uncomfortable. I wonder what happens when someone had to pass him by. There is hardly any aisle room, and certainly none for the refreshment cart. I sure hope that was a very short flight.
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NSC SPOKESMAN: Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago.
HOWARD DEAN: Benghazi is a laughable joke. (ARRRRRRRRRRRRR)
HELLARY: What difference does it make?
CARNEY: Benghazi happened a long
time ago.
CONGRESSMAN CUMMINGS: Death is a part of life.
______________

As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.” - Elijah Parish Lovejoy(1802-1837)

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent...Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government...Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty...Thomas Jefferson

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light...George Washington


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The guys head is way above all the other passengers, he's simply very big. With all the spending for the deaf, dumb, blind, lame and halt with ramps, wheelchair access in every bathroom across the nation, the airlines should certainly accomodate this giant of a man. For taking his picture without permission the employee should be eaten! Fuck off midgets!
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That's just DISGUSTING. He's sitting on the arm-rest! WTF?? How in the hell do people allow themselves to get like that?

rolleyes
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I'm 6'6" and 300lbs, maybe a bit heavy but not obese... I HATE airplanes, lol

Never had to use an extension at least, but always feels like I'm squeezed into position. I feel sorry for those that have to sit next to me.
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Like it or not, a percentage of the population is grossly obese and we will never fit them into regular-sized chairs. The airlines should have taken out the back 2-3 rows of seats (years ago) and replaced them with larger seats (or bench seats) to accommodate those customers, extra tall customers, or those with disabilities. This is really BS to make this poor man sit half off the seat - how uncomfortable and humiliating for him. The men in my family, while tending to skinny, also average 6 1/2 feet. I have heard too many horror stories about airplane seats not having enough room. Why don't the airlines realize this is a big issue?
 Quoting: Faith


yep
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5644265


My son is six-five and has traveled to Europe. He requests the emergency exit seat. Granted, the seat isn't wider, but it has more leg room.

Theaters have the same problem, especially old Broadway and I imagine other old theaters. Those were built before obesity was an epidemic. Maybe they too should have wide seats for overweight people - at a premium, though.
 Quoting: truthwillsetyoufreeagain


My husband is a businessman and sometimes has to fly in a moment's notice - which means he gets whatever seat is left. So he's all crammed in the seat and the moron in front of him reclines his seat to take a nap.
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He doesn't just look obese, he looks like a giant.
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I used to work with a guy that weighed in the 440 to 460 range. He was about 6'1", but when he was sitting down you would swear he he was 7'6". I guess his ass was so big it was like sitting on a stack of telephone books.
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It's called Being "Muffin Topped"

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

I feel sorry for him. He must have felt very uncomfortable and humiliated.

I am a normal sized person and it would be unfair to have to sit next to this guy because it would make you very uncomfortable. But on the other hand, he is a human being that deserves dignity.
 Quoting: BlondeQT
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Like it or not, a percentage of the population is grossly obese and we will never fit them into regular-sized chairs. The airlines should have taken out the back 2-3 rows of seats (years ago) and replaced them with larger seats (or bench seats) to accommodate those customers, extra tall customers, or those with disabilities. This is really BS to make this poor man sit half off the seat - how uncomfortable and humiliating for him. The men in my family, while tending to skinny, also average 6 1/2 feet. I have heard too many horror stories about airplane seats not having enough room. Why don't the airlines realize this is a big issue?
 Quoting: Faith




some do:

[link to www.smartertravel.com]

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