'Silent Bob' not silent about being ejected from flight for bei...

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Kevin Smith complained on his Twitter account about being ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight.

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Tony

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Good for SW. They shoudlnt apologize. I am tired of having fat slobs expecting that I dont mind if their excess fat hangs ove into my space. Heck they now want to leave the armrest up so they can flow unabated across the seats. Airlines need to stop apologizing to kooks like this and pay attentiion to the customer who make up their revenue base
CbusGuy

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does anyone know ?? What waist size is the max to fit in southwests seats ??
I WATCHED TOO

Columbus, OH

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SW has had an overweight/obese passenger policy in place since 1980. If an obese person requires more space than that which is allocated for a single seat they need to pay for a second seat. Instead of movable armrests vertical dividers between seats would clearly determine whether or not a second seat was needed.
Personal Responsibility

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I agree with Tony. The majority of the airlines' customers are not overweight, and airlines need to pay attention to the comfort of the majority of their passengers. Since people are getting fatter, the airlines should now put a regular seat next to the gate (like the one where you have to put your carry-on in to make sure it's not too big); and if you can sit in it without overflowing, you don't have to purchase a 2nd seat.
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I also am sick of the overhang of fat that comes to my side of my paid ticket - if you choose to be that fat, then choose to buy a second ticket for your fat - don't try to mooch off of my space.
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While I agree that larger people, who cannot fit in one seat and buckle up, should have to buy another one I think your comments are just disgusting and degrading. Calling larger people “fat slobs” isn’t contributing anything worthwhile to the debate of the issue. Believe it or not most large people wouldn’t be that way if they could really help it and your comments and way of thinking really hurt a lot of people. May you be large someday and endure the same nastiness.
BHO

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Tony wrote:
Good for SW. They shoudlnt apologize. I am tired of having fat slobs expecting that I dont mind if their excess fat hangs ove into my space. Heck they now want to leave the armrest up so they can flow unabated across the seats. Airlines need to stop apologizing to kooks like this and pay attentiion to the customer who make up their revenue base
They should also make Tony take a bath befor boarding the plane. His BO really stinks up the cabin.

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Dublin, OH

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"Both Smith and the airline acknowledged that he had bought two seats for his original flight from Oakland"

So Smith knew he was too fat and bought two tickets for the original flight? Smith should not have been let on the earlier flight and SW should not have apologized.

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Columbus, OH

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Ugh wrote:
While I agree that larger people, who cannot fit in one seat and buckle up, should have to buy another one I think your comments are just disgusting and degrading. Calling larger people “fat slobs” isn’t contributing anything worthwhile to the debate of the issue. Believe it or not most large people wouldn’t be that way if they could really help it and your comments and way of thinking really hurt a lot of people. May you be large someday and endure the same nastiness.
You are absolutely right. These poor folks suffer from the well known and expanding disability of Lardassidosis.
Rob

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would it really kill the airline industry to make the seats say 2 inches wider and give people 2 more inches of leg room?? i'm of common size but it still sucks flying! i dont know how guys who are like 6'3 do it.
Rob

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haha...look, i took up two spaces.:P seriously, whats up with the browser failing, you check to see if your comment posted, it didnt, so you repost, then it shows up a few min later and makes you look like a looser who just wants to make sure people see their comment??
German Village Lifer

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Ugh wrote:
While I agree that larger people, who cannot fit in one seat and buckle up, should have to buy another one I think your comments are just disgusting and degrading. Calling larger people “fat slobs” isn’t contributing anything worthwhile to the debate of the issue. Believe it or not most large people wouldn’t be that way if they could really help it and your comments and way of thinking really hurt a lot of people. May you be large someday and endure the same nastiness.
Everyone has their vices and we all usually get blasted for them. Would you be as sympathetic to a drug addict, or a sex addict? It may be just as hard for them to control their behavior as folks that eat too much. But no one is saying they deserve more sympathy. Most people that are overweight can prevent it. Of course it's difficult, it's difficult for anyone to overcome an obsession. But this is a PROBLEM that is fixable, so I have a real hard time matching your level of shock at these posts. Just because this issue is so prevalent in our society doesn't mean we should sweep it under the rug or treat it as just another little minor inconvenience. This is killing people!
German Village Lifer

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Rob wrote:
would it really kill the airline industry to make the seats say 2 inches wider and give people 2 more inches of leg room?? i'm of common size but it still sucks flying! i dont know how guys who are like 6'3 do it.
Would you pay $50 more for that seat and still be happy?
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Maybe he should go on a diet. That would keep this from happening again. This makes me like Southwest even more.
Uncle B

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I don't fly so I can't say too much about the seats
BUT. if Silent Bob knew he was too big and bought a double seat what in the world if his problem??? HE dicided he wanted an earlier flight and thought very one should just bow down and not inforce rules???? sound like a hollywood fixation. a'I am better that the common people"
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German Village Lifer wrote:
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Would you pay $50 more for that seat and still be happy?
maybe they should make seats 4 inches smaller and take off $100. would that make YOU happy??
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SW shouldn't have apologized and he looks like an arrogant jerk for complaining about this. Being fat is a choice for most people, the world shouldn't have to accomodate for people's bad choices.
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I support the pilot. Mr. Smith shouldn't--pardon the pun--throw his weight around. What about the poor passenger's rights who had to sit next to him? He frankly should be more worried about his health than his "right" for extra sparse real estate on an airplane.
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Let's make it easier for Mr. Smith the next time by putting a "maximum person size" metal rack right next to the "maximum carry on luggage size" rack by the ticket counter. If one can't fit within the rack, then one has to pay for a second ticket!
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I sat next to a smelly fat woman whose fat rolls flopped over my armrest from LaGaurdia to CMH.I couldnt wait to touch down and get away from the porker.

I wont let that happen again..

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