Flight or height? Passenger removed from plane for being too tall
Too violent, too drunk, too fat - all past reasons that flights have left passengers behind at the terminal. Now, a US airline has removed a passenger before take off... for being too tall.
The 6' 9" seasoned flyer say that he would always attempt to book exit row seats, but found they were sold out on his flight with Horizon Airlines. So he did what he'd normally do; took the flight and made the best of a bad job. "I have been faced with this situation in the past [as I often have been], things have worked out just fine," says the passenger.
Alas, his lanky frame didn't best please the crew; according to the passenger in a letter to the airline, the stewards did nothing to try and resolve the situation, except call in reinforcements:
I was approached by perfectly behaved ground staff and told that I would have either to fold my legs out of the aisle or I would have to be removed from the flight. At no time did another flight crew come back to see me and at no time was there discussion of a possible seat change.
I told this gentleman that this was no new situation and that I had never been faced with this ultimatum before. He left... but shortly thereafter a further official appeared and asked me to get off the plane.
The passenger also adds there were two seats with extra legroom in front of him, occupied by "rather small females" - neither volunteered to swap seats, and neither were approached by staff to do so.
Over to you, avid readers. Fair play by the airline? Should airlines have height restrictions? Should taller passengers be charged more? Wait until Ryanair hear about this.