All this back and forth is ridiculous. No one has really offered a solution. Why doesn't the airline just take 2 rows of seats and take out the middle seat and put 2 larger sized seats. Then the only way to book these seats if you are a larger sized person and you pay a little more for your ticket. If no one books these then they could offer it to smaller people as an upgrade for a nominal fee.
This way there is no embarrasment and the airline still makes the money for the missing seat. It may not always be perfect but it shows that the airline is thinking outside the box in trying to accomadate all different types of passengers.
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