Passenger Breaks Seat

June 27, 2009

in Portly Stories

I was on a recent flight with my fiancé to Aruba when we actually thought we had a row to ourselves. Then I notice a waddler making her way to our row. She must have been 350 pounds, needed a seatbelt extension, and seemed to be hyperventilating just sitting still.

Here is where it got ugly. First, she had enough carryon food to feed rows 1 through 5. Second, her arms actually extended 30% into my space, but in front of my chest she was so large. Then it happened; the seat actually broke and went flat to the seat behind us and on to a poor old man. We literally had five people trying to figure out how to keep her seat from staying up using seatbelts and extenders. It was a full flight so no other seats.

Needless to say, we felt awful for her and for him, but this is one of my better flights this past year. I have to believe she either started dieting when she got home or tried to sue the airline for a Big Mac. I hate flying!!!!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

MJ June 8, 2009 at 1:28 pm

It's hard to believe you "felt awful for her" when you spent your entire post degrading her for being fat.


Aaron June 10, 2009 at 12:36 pm

If her seat broke they wouldn't fly with her in it.


Elisa July 11, 2009 at 8:46 am

Um, Aaron, I presume the plane was already in flight.


the dominator July 23, 2009 at 4:43 pm

hey mj, this poster had a right for commenting about the woman being fat because guess what? she was!

i understand some people are genetically predisposed to obesity but there is now way anyone gets to 400 or even 300 pounds without being a lazy, food addicted freak.

the criticism is completely warranted!


Atari August 13, 2009 at 10:33 am

Continuing from the Dominator's post, he never really degraded her, he simply stated the facts as he saw them.

He is just calling a spade a spade.


xxx March 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm

i'd rather sit beside a baby than a fatty


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