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http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01532/passenger_1532425c.jpg

 

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.

 

US domestic no-frills airline Southwest has a “customer of size” policy that insists passengers who cannot lower both armrests buy a second ticket which is reimbursed if the flight is not full.

 

American Airlines does not have such a requirement but urges passengers to “recognize ahead of time that they may need to purchase two seats”.

 

The image, apparently taken on a Boeing 757, was sent to writer Kieran Daly and posted on his blog at aviation news website, Flightglobal.

 

It is not clear if the image has been altered but Mr Daly wrote: “This is sent to me with the absolute assurance that it's a genuine picture taken by a flight attendant at American Airlines. The F/A took it to show her manager what was happening on the aircraft (757???) and why she was unhappy about it. Seems the guy paid for only one seat and the gate staff let him board.”

 

Comments below the blog entry illustrate the debate over how to deal sensitively with obese passengers while ensuring others have enough room.

 

In a statement, American Airlines said: "At this time American Airlines is unable to confirm whether or not the image referred to was taken by a member of flight crew but will investigate the situation internally to determine if any of the airline's strict policies were not correctly applied.

 

"American Airlines’ primary concern is for the safety and comfort of its passengers and crews and consequently passengers are advised to book two seats if they are concerned that they will require them. If a flight is not full, however, passengers' needs would be accommodated without charge wherever possible."

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6671018/Obese-air-passenger-in-economy-seat-has-picture-taken.html

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Guest Micktoon

What always pisses me off is that my wife weighs 42 kilos soaking wet and gets the same fucking luggage allowance as that pie muncher

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What always pisses me off is that my wife weighs 42 kilos soaking wet and gets the same f***ing luggage allowance as that pie muncher

to be fair though if both your  lady and and the fella that exerts his own sizeable gravitional pull were to be going away for the same length of time. her being female would tend to mean she'd still need more juggage for the myriad of outfits she'd need as opposed to monn sized man who'd take the minimum evn if larger sized  luggage.
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What always pisses me off is that my wife weighs 42 kilos soaking wet and gets the same f***ing luggage allowance as that pie muncher

to be fair though if both your  lady and and the fella that exerts his own sizeable gravitional pull were to be going away for the same length of time. her being female would tend to mean she'd still need more juggage for the myriad of outfits she'd need as opposed to monn sized man who'd take the minimum evn if larger sized  luggage.

 

True, but that fucker will weigh more than the wife, me, the luggage and the bloody car.

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What always pisses me off is that my wife weighs 42 kilos soaking wet and gets the same f***ing luggage allowance as that pie muncher

to be fair though if both your  lady and and the fella that exerts his own sizeable gravitional pull were to be going away for the same length of time. her being female would tend to mean she'd still need more juggage for the myriad of outfits she'd need as opposed to monn sized man who'd take the minimum evn if larger sized  luggage.

 

True, but that f***er will weigh more than the wife, me, the luggage and the bloody car.

my apologies aswell. "juggage" being some sort of freudian slip.
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No doubt Mr O'Leary over at Ryanair is planning to do something  about obese passengers

 

probably based round the fact that a "standard passenger" is supposed to weigh 188 lbs = 85.4 kg = 13.4 stone

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There is a gap in the market here, Fat-Flyers...

 

"We make Fat c***s Fly"

 

You could charge the beasts a mint!

One question tho, how does this man in the picture go for a shit on a plane?

 

 

 

he dosent go, thats why he is so big.

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Guest toonlass

It's disabled mongers that really piss me off.  They shouldn't be allowed on planes either.

 

Etc. etc.

 

Pardon?

 

You're pardoned.

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