“Ample” Lady

October 27, 2007

in Portly Stories

Flying from Kansas City to LAX, full flight, my wife and I took our seats…well, not exactly. We had the aisle and center, an “ample” lady was in the window seat. Because of her size, she could not get the arm rest down; she was spilling into my wife’s seat.

I volunteered to sit there for a while and split time with my wife, but she wouldn’t change.

These people should be forced to buy two seats, or there need to be bigger seats elsewhere for them. It was horribly uncomfortable.

Here’s the clincher: her husband bought a seat a couple of rows back!! He wasn’t going to be annoyed by her slopping over on him.

Signed, Bob from Kansas City, MO

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flunkycarter April 17, 2008 at 1:35 am

Jokes and jokes and jokes and jokes

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College Kid November 3, 2010 at 10:59 am

spagetti spagetti spagetti

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Kyle April 1, 2011 at 11:18 am

lol lol lol

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The real Paul July 15, 2008 at 10:22 am

I agree, if you inconvenience the people next to you you should have to buy two seats. It also jacks up the price of everyone's else tickets because gas costs money.

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chris April 2, 2009 at 9:16 am

They should have to pay for two seats, it is not fair for their fat asses to invade your space!

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doyou know April 2, 2009 at 11:21 am

For all you people saying that they need to buy 2 seats do you know that alot of times heavy people will buy two seats for themselves but then the airlines still makes them sit in one because the airline always seems to overbook flights. I understand not wanting to sit next to someone that imposes themselves on you. As a heavy person myself the few times I have flown I have always made sure that I had someone else flying with me that did not mind helping me out with the seating so I have never had to be THAT person. However just throwing the "just buy two seats" arguement does not work because a lot of times the airline still only lets you sit in one.

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MJ April 2, 2009 at 1:32 pm

"These people" – like to otherize much?

And "doyou know" is right. Many larger people do buy two seats, but airlines try to squeeze as much money as they can out of each flight and will seat another person in one of the two seats a larger person has paid for.

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K April 2, 2009 at 1:40 pm

If you've paid for two seats and have verifiable proof of such, then the airline can not seat someone else in that seat. And "Obviously" the "Airline" says nothing about sitting in more than one seat as you are already spilling into two!

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kevin April 3, 2009 at 3:24 am

Does anyone agree with me that you shouldn't be allowed on commercial airlines at a certain weight? I mean seriously WTF do 50 sit ups a day without eating a whole cake. I have been skinny my whole life so im obviously biased, but its bullshit that people let their weight get so out of control then act like they are just another normal person… youre not. Youre 2-3 normal people and your fat fucking stomach is touching me from 2 feet away.

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Holly July 8, 2014 at 9:43 am

Kevin, "There but for the Grace of God go I." That means so far in life you have been lucky to be thin. One day you may be the one who "shouldn't be allowed on commercial airlines." You may develop a condition that causes you to gain weight. You may develop a condition that requires you to be on meds that cause you to gain weight. Don't be surprised or offended if you are the one people look at with disgust and hatred.
Overweight people ARE normal people, we just carry more weight than other people. Some people try to remedy the situation; some people do not. That does not mean you have the right to treat an overweight person like something you stepped in on the street. You should really be ashamed of your attitude toward overweight people.

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jag April 3, 2009 at 7:39 am

Put the fat fucks in cargo with adequatee air ventilation and temp. How to do that? FREE BUFFET, ALL YOU CAN EAT. You don't even need seating.

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Anonymous April 3, 2009 at 1:40 pm

I < Get a clue, wifey!

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Deanna April 6, 2009 at 9:43 pm

If the size is right, get two seats for one person. But the airline should pay. The arm rest needs to be down.

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the dominator July 24, 2009 at 12:55 am

for mj and doyou know. it is a fact that if you have proof that you paid for 2 seats then you have the right to those seat. if the airlines did that to you, then they ripped you off. you should have sued them.
i support even the fatties in this case. if you buy 2 seats- you get 2 seats. you should stick up for yourselves.
but i am suspicious of the fatties who say they did this and still had this happen. if you bought 2 seats, you get them. if you simply requested 2 seats but paid for one, and still expect both, then you have no business flying.

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Jim November 16, 2009 at 7:48 am

To “The Dominator”:

Do you understand what overbooking MEANS? It is quite common for airline to sell more tickets in the hopes that a statistical number of people do not show. It is quite common for many airlines to double book seats especially when multiple seats are sold to a single individual. My wife who is very large and flies for business often, routinely purchases two seats for not only the comfort of other passengers but for her comfort as well. About 50% of the time her second seat is double booked. This places her in a very uncomfortable position of having her size squashed by the poor unsuspecting individual who unknowingly purchased the overbooked ticket. In these circumstances there is little an FA can do and the only recourse is a complaint to customer service for a refund.

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Joanie May 23, 2016 at 10:42 pm

Hope she gets her money back

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