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Fat Shaming

Imagine being stuck between a couple of 350-400 pounders on plumber01/29/19
I just don’t know. I know some people are fat because they greenhorn01/29/19
So much for derated takeoffs, amirite? phosita01/29/19
I know it sounds bad but I feel for that woman who got stuck soiled_nappies01/29/19
I sat once next to a big fatty on a plane. His fat flowed imoothereforeim01/29/19
soiled_nappies, meet gigapi. gigapi, meet soiled_nappies. phosita01/29/19
There's some things you just might not say out loud, but yo trijocker01/29/19
I'd ask the flight attendant to move me. But it's a risk superttthero01/29/19
I was on a flight with a couple who both had to buy two seat fettywap01/29/19
Southwest? From the comments I read on this story it seem superttthero01/29/19
Yes Southwest and we were on the wing where they could sit a fettywap01/29/19
Would be an unpleasant flight, but you just have to sit and anotherjd01/29/19
Yes. If you ask to change seat, it could offend the fatty. imoothereforeim01/29/19
All aviation threads belong in dome upperdecker01/30/19
N381HA phosita01/30/19
plumber (Jan 29, 2019 - 10:19 am)

Imagine being stuck between a couple of 350-400 pounders on a long air flight? What would you do?

"A woman was booted off a United Airlines flight after she was caught fat shaming fellow passengers because she was stuck between them in a middle seat.

The unnamed blonde passenger was on a flight from Las Vegas to Newark on January 2 when she was caught on camera moaning about being stuck in the middle of two 'big' passengers.

Her tirade has been posted to Facebook by registered nurse from New Jersey Norma Rodgers who was sitting next to the woman and subjected to the abuse. It has since gone viral.

'Oh my goodness, I don't know how I'm going to do this for the next four hours,' the unidentified foul-mouthed woman says. 'This is just impossible cause they're squishing me. Like, friggin' just unbelievable."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6642561/Rude-flyer-meltdown-United-Airlines-flight-sitting-middle-seat-big-passengers.html

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greenhorn (Jan 29, 2019 - 10:26 am)

I just don’t know. I know some people are fat because they simply don’t care. They eat like pigs, don’t exercise and just generally take no measures to lose weight. I have little sympathy for those people.

Some thigh have a certified medical condition, which makes it difficult to get down to a reasonable weight. Those types I feel bad for.

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phosita (Jan 29, 2019 - 11:38 am)

So much for derated takeoffs, amirite?

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soiled_nappies (Jan 29, 2019 - 10:33 am)

I know it sounds bad but I feel for that woman who got stuck between the fatties. If you are so fat that you roll into another person's seat, you must buy two seats. What gives them the right to trespass on someone else's property? Don't they have any self-respect?

On one of my recent international flights, I had to sit next to a 350 pound German man who (a) rolled halfway into my seat and (b) kept ripping horrible sauerkraut and sausage farts. It was a horrible experience.

I hate the efforts by some to make obesity seem normal. Obesity is not normal, and should not be accepted.

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imoothereforeim (Jan 29, 2019 - 10:36 am)

I sat once next to a big fatty on a plane. His fat flowed over and occupied 2/3 of my seat.

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phosita (Jan 29, 2019 - 11:39 am)

soiled_nappies, meet gigapi. gigapi, meet soiled_nappies. I'm sure you two have much to discuss, so I'll just come back later.

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trijocker (Jan 29, 2019 - 10:46 am)

There's some things you just might not say out loud,
but you'd be thinking it, just as mentioned when the fat person's weight flows over into your seat.
Friendly tip, keep your eyes downward on SW flights when a large person is looking for seats.

I've kept my mouth shut ever since a buddy make a joke about beached whales and Shamu's here at work, and got sent to HR.

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superttthero (Jan 29, 2019 - 11:00 am)

I'd ask the flight attendant to move me.

But it's a risk of flying coach.

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fettywap (Jan 29, 2019 - 11:08 am)

I was on a flight with a couple who both had to buy two seats each, and they took up both seats. Very nice couple. The man was super chatty.
That lady should have been moved without incident.

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superttthero (Jan 29, 2019 - 11:14 am)

Southwest?

From the comments I read on this story it seems SW makes you buy two seats but refund if the flight doesn't sell out. It seems it's the airline of choice for conscientious large people.

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fettywap (Jan 29, 2019 - 1:15 pm)

Yes Southwest and we were on the wing where they could sit across from each other.
I had to change seats at an NBA playoff game once because this skinny dude would not stop elbowing me. He was unbelievable.

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anotherjd (Jan 29, 2019 - 11:17 am)

Would be an unpleasant flight, but you just have to sit and take it.

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imoothereforeim (Jan 29, 2019 - 1:23 pm)

Yes. If you ask to change seat, it could offend the fatty.

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upperdecker (Jan 30, 2019 - 9:04 am)

All aviation threads belong in dome

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phosita (Jan 30, 2019 - 10:43 am)

N381HA

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