Hey hey - fat dude here. Trust me, I am just as mortified as the rest of you with TWF (traveling while fat). I don't want to encroach on your space and I want your trip to be as uneventful and comfortable as possible. Prior to learning about Southwest's COS policy, I did everything I could to minimize inconvenience for my follow passengers. I payed for earlybird boarding, sat next to windows and leaned against the hull, and I even fasted the day prior to the flight so that I wouldn't have to get up and use the bathroom on long flights. One day prior to a packed flight, a gate attendant approached me and offered me an extra seat. I'll be honest - that gesture alone likely made me a customer for life. I've been utilizing their COS policy ever since. I still pay for early bird boarding and follow my routine flying habits....but I am glad Southwest has made it easy to take the anxiety out of flight for myself and my fellow passengers.
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