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Obese Air Passenger in Economy Seat Has Picture Taken

 
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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.
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I agree!
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5* comment..... when will mankind STOP being so cruel??

Try love and compassion.....

No one here knows if that man has a medical condition or not.
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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.
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That is actually a good idea. These modern planes are such that the armrests can be folded up turning three seats into what is essentially a sofa.

Calling them 'spaces' over seats would take the sting out of the notion of buying extra space over buying an extra seat.
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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


I agree!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1444651


5* comment..... when will mankind STOP being so cruel??

Try love and compassion.....

No one here knows if that man has a medical condition or not.
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+1000
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Whether he has a medical condition or not he should have bought TWO seats. You can bet when he arrives aat Hometown Buffet he knows better than to squeeze into a booth. But on a plane he's more than willing to cramp and spill over his fat onto other passengers. In addition to being fat he's cheap, rude, insensitive, and borders being a thief (taking up other passengers space that they PAID for).
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Too much HFCS
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I feel awful for this man. Not only is he incredibly wide, he's really tall. He looks very uncomfortable. With the price you pay for airline tickets, you should be allowed to have enough space to sit your ass down. They try to cram us all in like canned tuna and I know that I, even as a slender young woman, feel incredibly claustrophobic and cramped on planes.

Before you dismiss him as a lazy tub and worthless eating machine, remember that there really *are* medical conditions that can cause obesity. I would have judged him that way a few years ago, until I saw my friend's mother, a very slim woman, gain about 200 lbs from a medical disorder. She had a brain tumor that somehow disrupted her metabolism and the food processing/hunger control portions of her brain. She gained a lot of weight and hated herself for it, exercising and eating only salads, etc. They found it and decided to operate, but she killed herself before they could do the operation. She got laughed at by kids, scoffed at and avoided by adults, and it was 100% completely not her fault. Obesity is a sad medical issue. Never, ever, ever judge a person by their appearance. Didn't they teach us that in grade school? For shame.
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The poor mexicant next to him looks up in fear...

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I feel awful for this man. Not only is he incredibly wide, he's really tall. He looks very uncomfortable. With the price you pay for airline tickets, you should be allowed to have enough space to sit your ass down. They try to cram us all in like canned tuna and I know that I, even as a slender young woman, feel incredibly claustrophobic and cramped on planes.

Before you dismiss him as a lazy tub and worthless eating machine, remember that there really *are* medical conditions that can cause obesity. I would have judged him that way a few years ago, until I saw my friend's mother, a very slim woman, gain about 200 lbs from a medical disorder. She had a brain tumor that somehow disrupted her metabolism and the food processing/hunger control portions of her brain. She gained a lot of weight and hated herself for it, exercising and eating only salads, etc. They found it and decided to operate, but she killed herself before they could do the operation. She got laughed at by kids, scoffed at and avoided by adults, and it was 100% completely not her fault. Obesity is a sad medical issue. Never, ever, ever judge a person by their appearance. Didn't they teach us that in grade school? For shame.
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Obese Air Passenger in Economy Seat Has Picture Taken
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Telegraph UK: An image of an obese passenger squeezed into an economy airline seat has reopened a debate about how airlines deal with growing numbers of oversized passengers.

The picture, posted on an aviation blog, was reportedly taken by a flight attendant to illustrate to airline managers the difficulty of dealing with passengers who cannot fit into seats.

It is unclear if the man was aware his picture was being taken or whether the flight, on US carrier American Airlines, took off with the passenger spilling out of his seat.

Airlines already offer extended seatbelts to larger passengers to comply with safety rules but a number of carriers now insist obese customers buy an extra seat.

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He's not fat, he just has BIG FAT BONES LOL
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11/19/2011 05:53 PM
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The doctors office that I go to now has refurnished their waiting rooms.The chairs are now bigger than a regular chair but not quiet as big as a loveseat.Other sections just have a long couch like seating area .Its unreal how many people you see that will no longer fit comfortably in a single chair.Many of the health workers are very overweight too.
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America is in an accelerated obesity trajectory due to the ingredients in our food, such as high fructose corn syrup, estrogens, aspartame, and even antibiotics.

We are getting fat at a faster rate than ever. Four years ago one state had a 30% obesity rate among adults. Today it is 13 states. By 2020, it could be all fifty states with a 30% obesity rate or higher. Some people will be absolutely huge. We are already seeing that to a certain extent.
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I feel awful for this man. Not only is he incredibly wide, he's really tall. He looks very uncomfortable. With the price you pay for airline tickets, you should be allowed to have enough space to sit your ass down. They try to cram us all in like canned tuna and I know that I, even as a slender young woman, feel incredibly claustrophobic and cramped on planes.

Before you dismiss him as a lazy tub and worthless eating machine, remember that there really *are* medical conditions that can cause obesity. I would have judged him that way a few years ago, until I saw my friend's mother, a very slim woman, gain about 200 lbs from a medical disorder. She had a brain tumor that somehow disrupted her metabolism and the food processing/hunger control portions of her brain. She gained a lot of weight and hated herself for it, exercising and eating only salads, etc. They found it and decided to operate, but she killed herself before they could do the operation. She got laughed at by kids, scoffed at and avoided by adults, and it was 100% completely not her fault. Obesity is a sad medical issue. Never, ever, ever judge a person by their appearance. Didn't they teach us that in grade school? For shame.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1646462


I'm not judging him for being fat. I'm judging him for being a rude insensitive clod. I've been stuck on a plane twice with fat people spilling in to my seat. They have no right to steal my seat that I paid for.
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I mean this very seriously, someone that large shouldn't be allowed on a aeroplane at all. Imagine you have to evacuate, how is he going to make a speedy exit down the aisle. He is literally a health hazard to everyone else on the plane.
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I feel awful for this man. Not only is he incredibly wide, he's really tall. He looks very uncomfortable. With the price you pay for airline tickets, you should be allowed to have enough space to sit your ass down. They try to cram us all in like canned tuna and I know that I, even as a slender young woman, feel incredibly claustrophobic and cramped on planes.

Before you dismiss him as a lazy tub and worthless eating machine, remember that there really *are* medical conditions that can cause obesity. I would have judged him that way a few years ago, until I saw my friend's mother, a very slim woman, gain about 200 lbs from a medical disorder. She had a brain tumor that somehow disrupted her metabolism and the food processing/hunger control portions of her brain. She gained a lot of weight and hated herself for it, exercising and eating only salads, etc. They found it and decided to operate, but she killed herself before they could do the operation. She got laughed at by kids, scoffed at and avoided by adults, and it was 100% completely not her fault. Obesity is a sad medical issue. Never, ever, ever judge a person by their appearance. Didn't they teach us that in grade school? For shame.
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He is not tall, if you look closely you will find out that he actually sits on the armrest.
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Would he even fit in the toilets?
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11/19/2011 06:08 PM
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the fat fuck..

If he was sitting beside me i'd probably be stabbing him with whatever I could find,, till I realize he's not a Macy's T-giving day balloon...

they should put those folk in the cargo bay...


HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAA.,,, man i'm in an asshole mood today.
If I had to get flubbalanched for my whole flight, I would be ready to roll this thing into the isle...
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His name is Hagrid
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Before you dismiss him as a lazy tub and worthless eating machine, remember that there really *are* medical conditions that can cause obesity.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1646462


the only medical condition that makes you *that* large is cake-in-hand syndrome. metabolism changes only make you fat if you carry on eating more than you can process, once one gains a stone or two, change diet. over 20st takes *effort* to consume enough food, while constantly battling a world made for people 5-10st smaller.
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I'm 6' 8" and weigh 310, would you call me obese?
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Yes, yes I would. That's not a value judgement -- simply an assessment of fact. A healthy, well muscled weight for 6'8" would be around 220 to 230. You need to live the way that feels right to you, but do so with eyes open and not hiding from facts!
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wow they took a picture of a fat guy in an airplane seat. who the fuck cares.
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Well you might if he were sitting next to you or there was an emergency evacuation and you couldn't get past him!
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I don't think u guys get it.

Must be obese for a reason. Could be he excess fast food he has eaten cause society has expected him to keep up with the pace of the world. Today, food nutrition is a joke. Garbage in, garbage out. I blame this on society, not the individual!!!

Cheers!
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I don't think u guys get it.

Must be obese for a reason. Could be he excess fast food he has eaten cause society has expected him to keep up with the pace of the world. Today, food nutrition is a joke. Garbage in, garbage out. I blame this on society, not the individual!!!

Cheers!
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You do?

If there is no medical reason for his obesity, he has to take responsibility for his own state of affairs.

Too often everything is blamed on outside factors, this is why the world is in the state it is in at the moment.
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wow they took a picture of a fat guy in an airplane seat. who the fuck cares.
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We should all care. If there was an emergency, and a rapid evacuation was needed, he would create a major problem. Many people would die needlessly just because of him.
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Thats a good point. How is that not a safety hazard?
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Actually they need to sell tickets by WEIGHT.
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Actually they need to sell tickets by WEIGHT.
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Luggage is controlled by weight and this is the part that has always confused me.

Two people, one 140lbs, the other 400lbs - they are both allowed, say, 20kg in luggage weight each. Should that luggage go over, the excess has to be paid for and yet if the 140lbs person has, say 30kg in luggage weight they will have to pay excess baggage and yet both the person's weight and the luggage added together would still not equal the fat person's body weight alone!
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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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Why should that lard butt get a second seat for free? I WANT ONE TOO! I'm tired of being stuffed in like Vienna Sausage in a tin. If he gets a second seat for free I GET ONE TOO!

I doubt if he goes into a restaurant that they GIVE him seconds and thirds and fourths on all the food for FREE! By your logic that should be FREE too.

All because he's a very self-indulgent glutton. Nobody's born that fat.
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holy (censored) ??!!!!
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He is a human being who deserves better treatment than the judgement of others. Some people would really be in trouble if the government started charging an ugly tax or an idiot tax. And many in this thread would be toast if they started taxing a rude tax.
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wow imagine the energy in that man , he would burn for days on end ....
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wow they took a picture of a fat guy in an airplane seat. who the fuck cares.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1521471


We should all care. If there was an emergency, and a rapid evacuation was needed, he would create a major problem. Many people would die needlessly just because of him.
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Thats a good point. How is that not a safety hazard?
 Quoting: INPTX


I was a flight attendant for 36 years...retired now. I would not want this guy in my way, or near any other passengers, in an evacuation...and I had a few during my career. You can't believe how fast you have to move passengers out when an engine is on fire! This guy would block people.

In an earlier post, I wrote that AA took the guy in the middle seat off the plane, compensated him, and then gave the obese guy both the middle and aisle seats.

If I was a passenger and sitting at the window, you can bet I would tell the obese guy to move over and take the window and middle seat. I would then sit in the aisle seat. I would not let him block my exit if I had to get out in a hurry.

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He is a human being who deserves better treatment than the judgement of others. Some people would really be in trouble if the government started charging an ugly tax or an idiot tax. And many in this thread would be toast if they started taxing a rude tax.
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I think -da stupid- is curable ...personally ...
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You should have to pay for 2 seats if you are that fat.
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He probably pays for 2 meals when he goes out for dinner as well !

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