Even one better. On a flight back from Chicago last Sunday, a normal sized passenger was moved from an aisle seat beside my wife (I was in the window seat) to the rear of the aircraft to a seat with the other attendants with the refreshments. Then immediately a greater than 400 pound man with the smell of body odor that ultimately made my wife and I physically ill was placed in the vacated aisle seat adjacent to us. The air conditioner on the flight was never turned on so it was a heated body odor smell that we endured. The guy was so big he needed a seat belt extender and occupied almost half of my wife's seat. He also had a nice wet cough that we enjoyed the entire 2 hr and 20 minute flight. Our flight (so we were told) was a full flight before this guy even boarded the plane. I'm curious if there are any regulations on passengers being seated with the attendants? The punch line is that he eventually mentioned he had been "bumped from my other flight because it was full". Way to go Southwest, you'll never see me or my wife again. I also congratulated the flight attendant on the way on placing the fat, smelly guy with a cough next to us and the expression on his face told me he had literally NO IDEA that it would make our flight uncomfortable. This flight was so miserable I've vowed never to fly a commercial airline again. The TSA hassle, apathetic airline employees who know you have no choice when it comes to commercial travel and ridiculous ticket prices (even though the airline industry is already heavily government-subsidized) have made it a no-brainer.
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