Obese passenger forces neighbor on US Airways flight to stand for 7 hours

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  1. Stormtrooper

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    Arthur Berkowitz, a passenger on US Airways Flight 901 from Anchorageto Philadelphia, had no other choice but to stand up during his seven hour flight. It seems the next seat over was occupied by a passenger so overweight that it was impossible for Berkowitz to stay in his seat. Now, Berkowitz is speaking out about the ordeal.

    "I didn't fly from Alaska to Philadelphia on Flight 901," Berkowitz told consumer advocate Chris Elliott, "I stood."

    The neighboring 400-pound man's body spilled over into Berkowitz's personal space so much that he was forced to stand for most of the 7 hour flight, and he couldn't use his seat belt during takeoff and landing.

    "His size required both armrests to be raised up and allowed for his body to cover half of my seat." said Berkowitz.

    US Airways apologized for the incident and said in a statement "Our intention is to offer the best travel experience possible. The details you have provided indicate that we have failed to meet our intentions." US Air offered Berkowitz a $200 voucher in compensation.

    Source: http://www.gadling.com/2011/11/23/o.../?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl2|sec1_lnk2|115228
     
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    fat people...their should be a maximum weight limit a person can be before being forced on a diet and surgery.
     
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    When fat people are traveling they should pay more, Even this happens once with a fat guy I know, he took the bus and they make him pay double fare cuz he was going to use 2 sits :awesome:
     
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    wait, why is that fat piece of shit allowed on a plane in the first place?
     
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    Every time I hear news about obesity news, I visualize about Michelle Obama and her campaign on obesity.

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    83% of men in American are projected to be overweight by 2020. 70%-something of American women as well.

    FATTIES EVERYWHERE.
     
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    That fat fuck should have been made to purchase an extra seat. Or fly on a cargo flight...

    They need to use the fucking security screening gates to check the size of the passengers, just like they check the size of your fucking carry on. This bastard might have had a tiny wheelie bag, but his real "carry-on" was the 350lbs of lard inside his fat arse.

    Charge the cunt a per lb fee, just like they do for bags.
     
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    Should Americans have to have inconvenience themselves for their fat brethren? Hell no. Should we charge and squeeze as much money from these poor suckers as possible? Yes. I really think people should open their eyes and market directly towards fat people. They make up a huge demographic.
     
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    Wow, I would feel the same way if I had to stand for 7 hours straight, and I'm not obese at all. I'm glad he got $200 to make up for it, otherwise he would have sued US Airways.
     
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    His feet would have no doubt swollen up some time into it causing standing up painful. But the problem here is, he should not be complaining about Airways, Airways should be complaining about his size.
     
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    Honestly, I agree. A person who is going to take up 2 seats because of their lard, should be paying for both seats. Maybe if there was more social punishment and shame to these fat fucks, they would be more inclined to stop stuffing their faces and lose some goddamn weight. I don't understand how it's such a hard fucking concept to these people.

    I used to be 200lbs, one day I decided to lose the weight. You know how I did it? I stopped eating so much fucking food, and started walking a mile every day. I dropped 50 lbs and have kept it off for the last 3 years. It's not rocket science, fat fucks are fat because they've made a choice to be lazy and eat like hogs.

    Why should the rest of us have to put up with fatty shenanigans like this.
     
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    The wrong person was required to stand here
     
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    wow. You got me very curious with fat people. I find that people that used to be fat are much, much more intolerant of them and likely to make insults. I have worked out with people who used to be 230lbs, 200lbs etc. And each time a discussion of fat people came up they sling insults at them. It confounds me.

    Also, Walk a mile a day? what a pussy.
     
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    It's a wonder how this guy managed to fit through the doorway, or even past the aisle for the matter.
     
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    Having been a former fatty, and having the brain power to realize that it's not that hard to lose weight, my sympathy to the fats is probably much lower than someone who was never fat before. Yup, only walked a mile each day, shows how little effort it really takes to lose weight. I would walk down to the local gas station pick up the daily news paper and walk back. Just that little bit, combined with eating less helped a ton.
     
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    I thought they already did that for Qantas (as in make you buy seats if you're an obese creature).
    Also why didn't the guy ask fro another seat or just not let the fat guy sit down? When I flew home for Christmas, fat people would try and sit next to me and I looked at them and said "Find another seat because you will be in my personal space" and they would look at me like I was joking so I'd slowly look up from my book and repeat myself and then tell the stewards the same thing till either they gave me a better seat or him.
    I'm tired of these motherfucking fat people on my motherfucking plane.

    edit: Much respect to @Somalisgohome for being a responsible adult. Good work on losing that weight.
     
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    So are gooks.
     
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    I can't understand how they aren't utterly embarrassed spilling out of their seats. More time should be taken to mock them, might motivate them into losing weight.
     
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    Standing for 7 hours helped him burn some calories though.
     
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    You know it wasn't the fat guy standing, right?
     
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    Yeah, PROJECTED. It won't happen, I know you're eating as much as you can to make it happen, but the rest of us will stay thin thank you very much.
     
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    WEll if we were mocking people for their problems, we would have to repeatedly humiliate you for your micropenis.
     
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    He should be eating more vegetables. [​IMG]
     
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    Fat fuck should of reimbursed the other guy's airfare
     
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    What's your BMI? Has the BMI changed in recent years? How does we know that you're not becomming a fatty?

    And if the non-blind please take a close look at the pic, he's really big. Please compare the width of his shoulders with the back of the chairs.
     
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