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Published:October 14th, 2013 15:59 EST

Fat Airline Passenger Forced To Buy 2 Seats That Aren't Together: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A man who weighs more than 500 pounds said an airline forced him to buy a second ticket, but the seats weren`t together.


Les Price, 43, of Brynithel, Wales, a contestant on the BBC`s "Wales` Weight Clinic" said the airline told him the rules required him to purchase two tickets on each plane for his roundtrip to Ireland, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

`When I got to the airport I had to explain to all the staff why I had two tickets, they didn`t have a clue,` Price said.` When I finally got on the plane one was an aisle seat and the other was by the window -- in a three-seat row. On the way back from Ireland one seat was in row 17 and the other in row 19.`"


A morbidly obese individual shouldn`t fly -- period! He`s a tick away from a heart attack or a stroke, and it would be unfair to the rest of the passengers if the flight had to make an emergency landing due to a medical emergency.

It would be an economic hardship for the airline, even if the tubby passenger is forced to purchase two tickets, the company is still losing money hauling his fat butt.

But it would be preferable if the fat passengers` seats were next to each other. There is no need to humiliate the rotund passenger.

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