Big guy told to buy 2 plane seats - and is booked in different rows

14 October 2013

In the latest Let’s Humiliate People Too Large To Fit Into Plane Seats news, a 37 stone man was told to buy 2 airline seats because he couldn’t fit into one. So they gave him one seat in Row 17 and one in Row 19. OUCH.

Les-Price

Les Price, 43, booked a flight home to South Wales from Ireland in advance, and discovered the error when he boarded the plane. To add to the embarrassment, he had to continually explain to airline staff that he’d had to book 2 tickets because he was over the airline’s 20 stone weight limit.

‘When I got to the airport I had to explain to all the staff why I had two tickets,’ he said. ‘They didn’t have a clue. When I finally got on the plane one was an aisle seat and the other was by the window – in a three-seat row.’

Mr Price became obese after injuring his back, then turned to comfort eating after the untimely death of his wife from cancer. So this will make him feel even better. Well done, unnamed airline!

TOPICS:   Travel   Health

4 comments

  • jim
    To be fair if you've spent hours being wedged at 45 degree lean into some other poor sod for hours on end because the person sitting other side to you is somewhat plump you'd probably stop caring about his sob story pretty quickly.
  • fibbingarchie
    So, the person in seat 18 was asked to move to either 17 or 19 so that fat-chuffer could get his two seats together: problem solved.
  • Orange M.
    Either that or the person in the middle would be wedged up this bloater's crack for the duration.
  • jokester2
    "So they gave him one seat in Row 17 and one in Row 19." "When I finally got on the plane one was an aisle seat and the other was by the window – in a three-seat row." One of these is clearly false.... which one are we meant to believe?

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