I will continue to fly SWA and I think that the large people (I don’t like to use the F*T word, it is rude) complaining are being selfish and not thinking about their own health or other people's comfort. Being overweight is something a person can do something about. I used to be a little overweight (20 pounds) and by age 40 I had diabetes and by age 48 needed a quadruple bypass (diabetics have a 4x greater chance of heart issues than “normal” people). Now for the last 10 years I have watched my diet and exercised and keep my weight and blood sugar normal. I am NOT pointing fingers at people with weight problems, I hear your pain and it is VERY difficult sometimes to watch my diet (the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas with all the holiday parties can be HE*LL) but I do it because I NEVER want a bypass again. So please overweight people, before you get mad at me, please think about your health and be honest with yourself that you are not doing what you need to do to stay healthy,
Having said that, when I pay for a seat I do NOT want to share my space with someone too large to fit in the seat he/she paid for. It is not my responsibility; it is not the airlines responsibility to accommodate you. Buy two or three seats (if needed) and live with it.
As for any further legal action by the director, if the seat doesn’t fit we must acquit.
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