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Flight attendant photographs obese passenger / safety hazard
The story behind this photo is that a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight pulled out her camera phone to show how airlines deal with the problem of obese passengers. As you can see, no amount of seat belt extenders is going to help this fellow "of size".
The photo was sent to Kieran Daly at Flightglobal, and according to the source, it is 100% authentic. Commenters who were on the flight say the poor passenger in the middle was pulled from the flight, given a voucher for his inconvenience and put in first class on the next flight.
In my opinion, American Airlines should have denied the man boarding until he ponied up the cash for a second (or third) seat. Letting him board, and then forcing another passenger to be bumped is pretty unfair.
|Only if he purchased a second seat||1008 (47.7%)|
|No, even with a second seat, he is too big for the emergency exit, aisle and bathroom||818 (38.7%)|
|He purchased a ticket, leave him alone and let him fly||285 (13.5%)|
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