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    Over-size passengers in under-sized airline seats

    Over-size passengers in under-sized airline seats

    Anyone had experiences like this? Thankfully the only one I've ever had is a Wellington -> Sydney flight which is only three and a bit hours. Not a pleasant experience.

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    I've heard the old, I take up two seats but I should only have to pay for one, BS being peddled about..

    The funniest is when the tray won't go down because of their belly.. Being given extra legroom because of my height I see as a luxury, not a right..
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    Well the Irish did it on St Patrick's day

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    Meh, another reason to lose weight.


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    Fortunately no such experience has happened so far, but I wonder what if a similar situation happens to me and the person turns out to be a celebrity like Dwayne Leverock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by That article
    Greg Thomas, for instance, described a direct flight to South Africa when "a really fat lady was seated next to me and just overflowed all over me. I couldn't move until we had taken off at which point I excused myself and stood for the entire flight all the way till Johannesburg. I am not even sure that if this person had two seats allocated she would have been able to fit properly."
    Poor Geg.

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    This whole over-sized passenger stuff is over-rated and I travelled next to one during my last flight, 14-15 hours Non-Stop Chicago - New Delhi. I must say though - This person wasn't as fat as those mentioned in the article

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    As a fat person, who is fat but not fat enough to warrant two seats, the "two seat must buy" seems reasonable. If you can't fit in your seat, the guy next to you shouldn't have to pay.
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    Nobody has talked about the most depressing thing behind all this.. I recently had to pay R1750 because I had 7kg of excess baggage at Johannesburg airport.. Now I weigh less than 70kg, as opposed to some of the travellers on the same flight, who looked like they had just eaten the Spice Girls..

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    I usually get stuck next to either fat people or people with mental defects. I sat next to an absolute hottie on the way to Sydney last year, yet barely said a word. Stupid idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    I usually get stuck next to either fat people or people with mental defects. I sat next to an absolute hottie on the way to Sydney last year, yet barely said a word. Stupid idiot.
    The fact that those first two sentences aren't mutually exclusive worries me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    I usually get stuck next to either fat people or people with mental defects. I sat next to an absolute hottie on the way to Sydney last year, yet barely said a word. Stupid idiot.
    Redundant. We understand anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    I sat next to an absolute hottie on the way to Sydney last year, yet barely said a word. Stupid idiot.
    Haha, had a similar experience myself. My mum was a row back though so didn't really get much of a chance to play the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
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    Coming from the poster who breathes heavily whenever he spots a post from Piper on the forum...

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    Thread reminds me of the scene in Planes, Trains and Automobiles...very funny movie (by Hollywood standards)

    Neal: Eh, look, I don't want to be rude, but I'm not much of a conversationalist, and I really want to finish this article, a friend of mine wrote it, so...
    Del: Don't let me stand in your way, please don't let me stand in your way. The last thing I want to be remembered as is an annoying blabbermouth... You know, nothing grinds my gears worse than some chowderhead that doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut... If you catch me running off with my mouth, just give me a poke on the chubbs...

    (Note use of "grinds my gears" here too)

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    Del: You play with your balls a lot.
    Neal: I do NOT play with my balls.
    Del: Larry Bird doesn't do as much ball-handling in one night as you do in an hour!
    Neal: Are you trying to start a fight?
    Del: No. I'm simply stating a fact. That's all. You fidget with your nuts a lot.
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    Del: Another couple of balls, and an extra set of fingers?
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