So remember the whole scuttlebutt back in April when United Airlines got into hot water for making fat people buy two seats on a plane if they were too fat to fit into one seat? Take a look at our story and then come right back.
The photo at left is allegedly from a recent American Airlines jaunt during which a flight attendant took this guy’s photo as evidence as a violation of safety regulations. From Gothamist:
While it’s hard not to feel bad for the passenger, [blog Flight Global] notes that “he’s a major safety hazard in an evacuation, a gross inconvenience for the cabin crew, and I would suggest a totally unacceptable traveling companion for the guy next to him.”
Agree. Forget about the social implications of telling the passenger he’s too big. Never mind the fact that most plane crashes end in fatalities; think about how passengers behind him are going to get around him if the plane goes down. Come on, Fat America. Leave some food for the rest of us. And if not for us, then these guys, and buy two tickets while you’re at it.