Ridiculous. First of all, anyone can see much bigger passengers than Kevin Smith flying all the time. My boyfriend is 6'5 and over 300 lb, and flys constantly, and has never been asked to leave a flight. The policy is ridiculous because it's so random, why is one fat guy "dangerous" but another gets a pass?
Second, there are thousand things about flying that suck, and people are really just a bunch of whiners choosing a convenient scapegoat (fatties) rather than the actual culprit (cheap airfares and airlines). It's not the 70s anymore, the days of luxurious jet liners with big seats and real meals is over. Flying is basically like public transportation these days. It's cheap, it's uncomfortable, and you just have to grit your teeth and get through it. I flew next to a guy a couple weeks ago who farted throughout the flight to the point that I wanted to pass out, and flew a couple months ago against a slender but tall man who jabbed his elbows into me the whole flight--he was so tall and long-limbed he couldn't really help it. I've also flown next to fat people who, yes, took up a bit more room and made an already uncomfortable experience of flying a little bit worse. But so what? Get over it. People really just need to get a grip.
Kevin Smith is a foul-mouth and I don't even like his movies, but he's totally right about this one.
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