First, I'd find it a pleasure to sit next to Kevin Smith. The man is humorous and fascinating. He never stops promoting himself and I bet even on a plane infringing on my space I'd have a great time.
Second, I've flown SouthWest before and I was asked to buy a second seat. I was sitting next to my sister who said she didn't mind. I was told to buy a second seat or leave. I still sat next to my sister. In the same exact seat, despite being forced to pay for another ticket.
It is BS. I too as well could buckle my belt and sit comfortably within the armrest.
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