If you're traveling by plane and a very obese person sits next to you and you basically can't move anymore, are you allowed to say anything in regards to changing your seat or anything of that sort?
Answered by: Rajan Iyer,Still learning, seeking and discovering.
I had to fly MEL-DOH once at short notice. I was last aboard the plane and as I made my way down the aisle it was clear which my seat was. It was the only empty one in the totally full plane.
And in the next seat was an obese man. As I approached his face fell and he actually said “You’re not sitting here are ya?”. He’d had his stuff spread out on my seat not to mention a good part of himself.
I could see that 13h next to him was going to be no fun for anyone.
As I approached the FA, she was already shaking her head with “Sorry sir, it’s a full flight”.
So I squeezed in next to him. As we got talking I had to feel sorry for him. A big fella, he’d clearly been a rangy outdoorsy type before a farm accident had curtailed his movement leading to the obesity.
Now, stuffed into a seat several sizes too small, he was sweating away despite all three overhead jets directed at him. How he survived the thirteen hours despite the severe physical discomfort I’ll never know.
At Doha, he was driven away in a golf cart.
I really blame the airlines for allowing him to fly and putting him at such risk.