Woman Removed From Plane to Make Room for Overweight Teen

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    Woman Removed From Plane to Make Room for Overweight Teen - Incredible Health - FOXNews.com
     
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    Since she was on standby, it shouldn't have been an issue. Usually, you're on standby because your flight actually leaves at a later time. The airline should accommodate the teen before the woman if that was his original flight.
     
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    Standby is a status for non reservation customers. The seats are sometimes deeply discounted due to a no show or a lack of bookings. Las Vegas is a hub for South West passengers flying to any of the several CA airports and standby passengers are often routed through there...I know as I flew standby from Florida to California. Basically you wait 'til all passengers are boarded and if there is an open seat all standby's get on first come first serve. Took me 14 hrs to get from Florida to California...never again will I fly standby!
     
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    14 hours is better than the 5 days it would take on Greyhound, 4 days on AMTRAK or 5 days by car..:cool: Flying standby is a great exercise in patience, especially now, the airlines are filling up smaller aircraft and actually making money....... imagine that. I flew as a pass rider 3 times a month for 12 years, I have the patience of a monk.
     
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    Isn't this the same airline that kicked Kevin Smith off a plane for being too fat?
     
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    Yea but they make a big deal about not charging for your bags. I've flown on them once, awful!
     
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    Airplane seats are too damned small. I have flown with tall men whose suffering made me wanna cry.

    I suppose the Op is outraged that a skinny person was asked to leave to accomodate a fat one? Why are fat people so unworthy?
     
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    The only thing I believe should happen (hope it did) is that people so overweight they take up two seats should pay for two seats.
     
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