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oldhippie Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:33 PM
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66. I have personally witnessed two instances of a plane taking off ....
.... where the flight attendants were fully aware that a passenger did not have his seat belt buckled. Both were fat men that couldn't get the belt around them. FAs said all the extenders were already in use. We took off and landed anyway.
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  -Flier, displaced by obese seatmate, forced to stand for 7 hours Are_grits_groceries  Nov-24-11 02:17 AM   #0 
  - Why didn't they make the guy with the flesh spill over stand? nt  alphafemale   Nov-24-11 02:20 AM   #1 
  - Large people have figured out that they can publicize their unfair treatment.  dkf   Nov-24-11 02:25 AM   #2 
  - I refuse to fly, even though I can fly for almost nothing  Marrah_G   Nov-24-11 03:33 AM   #5 
  - Heck I might pay for a seat like that.  dkf   Nov-24-11 05:09 AM   #12 
  - The rows in first class have 2 seats instead of 3.  FarCenter   Nov-24-11 06:55 AM   #13 
  - The armrests in first class don't go up.  annabanana   Nov-24-11 08:04 AM   #17 
  - The seat space is large. A person would have to be huge to take up that space. nt  bluestate10   Nov-24-11 07:54 PM   #56 
  - I can't afford that much  Marrah_G   Nov-24-11 11:42 AM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-25-11 04:24 PM   #100 
  - Or they could just make all seats a reasonable size,  LWolf   Nov-25-11 04:36 PM   #101 
  - Unfair treatment?  HowHeThinks   Nov-24-11 04:17 AM   #8 
     - Would the airline take more heat over making the large or small person stand the entire flight?  dkf   Nov-24-11 05:08 AM   #11 
  - Maybe he was so obese that he was physically unable to.  Quantess   Nov-24-11 02:51 AM   #4 
     - He shouldn't be flying then.  former9thward   Nov-24-11 11:43 AM   #35 
  - And what about the poor person squished into the window seat?  pnwmom   Nov-24-11 02:51 AM   #3 
  - i don't understand this, don't they require people to put on belts and sit down duringn  JI7   Nov-24-11 03:55 AM   #6 
  - That's my take also. NO way would they let them take off/land if he'd said he couldn't fasten  uppityperson   Nov-24-11 02:12 PM   #43 
  - Oh, US Airways is going to have some problems  Sherman A1   Nov-24-11 03:58 AM   #7 
  - Never happen.  HowHeThinks   Nov-24-11 04:35 AM   #9 
     - You need to file a complaint with the FAA  Sherman A1   Nov-24-11 04:47 AM   #10 
        - DOT is where you file the complaint  Major Nikon   Nov-24-11 06:23 PM   #52 
  - This looks interesting.  Jamastiene   Nov-24-11 07:10 AM   #14 
  - An idea for airlines  tabbycat31   Nov-24-11 07:57 AM   #15 
  - They have those things for you to see if your bag fits  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-24-11 08:00 AM   #16 
  - That would the logical thing to do.  GoneOffShore   Nov-24-11 09:10 AM   #20 
  - That does no good. The passenger has arrived at the airport with ticket in hand.  Gormy Cuss   Nov-24-11 11:56 AM   #36 
  - Having a ticket doesn't mean you are assured of being allowed to board a plane  slackmaster   Nov-25-11 04:41 PM   #103 
     - All true.  Gormy Cuss   Nov-25-11 05:15 PM   #108 
  - That's a dam good idea.  Fokker Trip   Nov-24-11 08:47 PM   #59 
  - I have posted the following at least 50 times on DU in the past five years  Missy Vixen   Nov-24-11 11:44 PM   #74 
  - I'm fat and I certainly wouldn't have taken up half the other guy's seat.  Odin2005   Nov-24-11 08:10 AM   #18 
  - Why is it not permitted to say what it really is?  Obamanaut   Nov-24-11 08:53 AM   #19 
  - There are other ways to accommodate extra large people & some airlines have up front seats where a  1776Forever   Nov-24-11 09:29 AM   #21 
  - Leave the armrest down ......  oldhippie   Nov-24-11 09:47 AM   #22 
  - exactly  shanti   Nov-24-11 04:01 PM   #49 
  - Damn near EVERYBODY "spills over" a coach seat  dmallind   Nov-24-11 06:20 PM   #51 
  - Here we go...  BiggJawn   Nov-24-11 09:55 AM   #23 
  - Um.  Occulus   Nov-24-11 11:14 AM   #31 
  - Huh? Where?  GoCubsGo   Nov-24-11 11:41 AM   #33 
  - The sub-thread starting at Post 41.  BiggJawn   Nov-24-11 09:50 PM   #63 
  - It makes them feel important and "part of the crowd".  Missy Vixen   Nov-24-11 11:49 PM   #76 
  - Wishing other people harm, not a great way to get your point across.  Fokker Trip   Nov-25-11 12:24 AM   #85 
  - I don`t see anyone ``piling on the fattie`` . The `fattie`did the piling. nt  Fokker Trip   Nov-24-11 11:51 PM   #78 
  - Purchasing an extra seat may not work for you either...  ProdigalJunkMail   Nov-24-11 09:58 AM   #24 
  - how can they legally do that?  dsc   Nov-24-11 10:44 AM   #26 
  - i don't know...but they did...  ProdigalJunkMail   Nov-24-11 03:52 PM   #47 
  - I can't see how that isn't theft  dsc   Nov-25-11 12:00 AM   #82 
     - that would assume that you OWN something  ProdigalJunkMail   Nov-25-11 01:33 AM   #91 
        - I don't see any circumstances where they shouldn't have to refund  dsc   Nov-25-11 04:19 PM   #99 
  - They've been doing so for years  Missy Vixen   Nov-24-11 11:51 PM   #77 
     - No what they did to Kevin, as bad as it was, was quite different  dsc   Nov-24-11 11:59 PM   #81 
        - He mentioned during the interviews I heard that he routinely purchased an entire row  Missy Vixen   Nov-25-11 12:11 AM   #84 
           - again bad behavior by the airline  dsc   Nov-25-11 12:48 AM   #87 
  - wow....  shanti   Nov-24-11 04:02 PM   #50 
  - This is all the airline's fault. nt  Modern_Matthew   Nov-24-11 10:26 AM   #25 
  - This happened to me once flying from LA to Chicago  undeterred   Nov-24-11 10:51 AM   #27 
  - There's a real SAFETY issue here  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-24-11 10:57 AM   #28 
  - They would not have taken off if the passenger wasn't buckled in  Orangepeel   Nov-24-11 11:05 AM   #29 
  - The other passenger probably used an extender.  GoCubsGo   Nov-24-11 11:35 AM   #32 
     - the complaining passenger is quoted as saying that he couldn't use his own seatbelt  Orangepeel   Nov-24-11 11:58 AM   #37 
        - I misunderstood what you were saying.  GoCubsGo   Nov-24-11 09:05 PM   #62 
  - This happened four months ago.  roody   Nov-24-11 11:12 AM   #30 
  - I have never ever seen an airline let a passenger stand up  SomethingFishy   Nov-24-11 11:58 AM   #38 
  - Here's one thing I'M not getting in general: HOW does a flight get "oversold"???  HughBeaumont   Nov-24-11 12:11 PM   #39 
  - They assume some people won't turn up  ikri   Nov-24-11 02:07 PM   #42 
  - Hotels also  themadstork   Nov-24-11 11:24 PM   #70 
  - My father has gotten free fight vouchers that way. He shows up and 'volunteers for the next  KittyWampus   Nov-24-11 10:36 PM   #67 
  - They do  kudzu22   Nov-25-11 01:22 AM   #90 
  - They automatically assume some passengers never show up or miss the flight.  Selatius   Nov-25-11 02:52 AM   #94 
  - They always overbook the flight, if enough people want to travel. Always.  JackRiddler   Nov-25-11 04:55 PM   #106 
  - Unbelievable that they'd allow someone to stand during takeoff and landing  ZenaD   Nov-24-11 01:48 PM   #40 
  - Fuck that. "You do not have my permission to touch me. Stay on your side of the armrest  Edweird   Nov-24-11 01:58 PM   #41 
  - And that...  GaYellowDawg   Nov-24-11 02:29 PM   #45 
     - LOL Fat people's bones break just like skinny people's bones.  Edweird   Nov-24-11 03:26 PM   #46 
     - Yeah, yeah, we get it... you're a bone-breaking badass.  GaYellowDawg   Nov-24-11 07:38 PM   #54 
     - Um, you're a little confused about who the aggressor is here, Hoss.  Edweird   Nov-24-11 07:50 PM   #55 
        - You assume intent where none exists.  GaYellowDawg   Nov-24-11 08:18 PM   #57 
        - Don't try to tell me that fat people aren't aware of their size.  Edweird   Nov-24-11 08:34 PM   #58 
           - Don't try to tell me that fat people don't need to travel.  GaYellowDawg   Nov-24-11 10:49 PM   #68 
        - You have no idea what it means to be the aggressor.  themadstork   Nov-24-11 11:30 PM   #72 
     - And it's easier to kick skinny runts balls...  BiggJawn   Nov-24-11 09:53 PM   #64 
     - An internet tough-guy.  themadstork   Nov-24-11 11:25 PM   #71 
     - You'd be met at the plane's door by federal agents, Sparky  Missy Vixen   Nov-24-11 11:55 PM   #79 
        - I think you replied to the wrong post..  Fumesucker   Nov-25-11 01:10 AM   #89 
           - Um, no.  GaYellowDawg   Nov-25-11 02:41 AM   #92 
           - Oh yeah, I wanted to thank you for the siggie, Fumesucker! nt  Bonobo   Nov-25-11 02:54 AM   #95 
     - I paid for a seat and someone using their size to bully me out of it is wrong and  Edweird   Nov-24-11 03:53 PM   #48 
     - I worked for an airline for 31 years bub.  Puglover   Nov-25-11 05:02 PM   #107 
     - Nice way to threaten a fellow poster...sensitive much?  Fokker Trip   Nov-24-11 11:46 PM   #75 
        - LOL. Survey says: wrong!  GaYellowDawg   Nov-25-11 02:47 AM   #93 
           - Who is "getting physical" first?  Fumesucker   Nov-25-11 07:31 AM   #96 
  - He should have sat in the isle  Politicalboi   Nov-24-11 02:27 PM   #44 
  - Once when flying from Miami to Atlanta and I was in the window seat,  RebelOne   Nov-24-11 06:48 PM   #53 
  - All airlines suck, but US Airways is the worst...Liz Landau is a twit...  joeybee12   Nov-24-11 08:51 PM   #60 
  - The airline is definitely at fault assuming this passenger's version of events is true  Blasphemer   Nov-24-11 08:51 PM   #61 
  - I have personally witnessed two instances of a plane taking off ....  oldhippie   Nov-24-11 10:33 PM   #66 
  - One row for obese  blaze   Nov-24-11 10:12 PM   #65 
  - They already have them.  Lasher   Nov-25-11 12:59 AM   #88 
     - Southwest does not have first class seating. All seating is Coach on SW. nt  madinmaryland   Nov-25-11 07:56 AM   #97 
        - Come to think of it, there's none on those cigar tubes either.  Lasher   Nov-25-11 10:52 AM   #98 
  - I am obese and I hate flying  nadine_mn   Nov-24-11 11:09 PM   #69 
  - Thanks for the perspective.  Prometheus Bound   Nov-24-11 11:58 PM   #80 
  - Your points are well taken. Good post.  Fokker Trip   Nov-25-11 12:05 AM   #83 
  - I feel for you. I'm a size 10 and find the seats uncomfortable as hell.  ZenaD   Nov-25-11 04:50 PM   #104 
  - i am not obese but i agree with you. people can be so unkind about being fat  La Lioness Priyanka   Nov-25-11 04:52 PM   #105 
  - The seats are just too small for most people now.  Safetykitten   Nov-24-11 11:35 PM   #73 
  - Appalling bad manners  eridani   Nov-25-11 12:42 AM   #86 
  - The airline should have made the passenger of size buy two seats or go in first-class  slackmaster   Nov-25-11 04:39 PM   #102 

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