Skip to comments.Another Too-Fat-To-Fly Controversy Hits Southwest Airlines
Posted on 05/19/2011 8:19:16 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Southwest Airlines has apologized to a mother and daughter who said they got rough treatment at the airport.
Kenlie Tiggeman, a 30-year-old political strategist and weight loss blogger in New York City, said it was humiliating, being told she was too fat to fly, reports CBS 2s John Slattery.
It was rude. It was in front of lots of people, said Tiggeman, whos originally from New Orleans.
Tiggeman said the incident happened in Dallas over Easter. She and her mother were told by a gate agent they each had to purchase two seats.
And said that we were, in fact, too fat to fly, without an additional ticket, Tiggeman said.
A 268 pound female weight loss blogger? Bwahahahahahaha. I'm sure she's a certified fitness instructor too.
For Chris Christie?
Considering she started at 393...
I'd hit it.
I'd hit it.
I'd hit it.
The question is whether she fit in the aisle.
Yeah....she’s still to fat to fly in one seat. Just buy a seat for each butt cheek or put the fork down....your call.
Just put them in cargo.
Hit it with what?
That doesn't count. You'd hit a lubricated oven mitt. We need a bit more objective opinion.
NO FAT CHICKS!
Support physical fitness ... Charge by the pound.
I feel sorry for this person but people have to stop pretending outrage at this common-sense rule. I know she wouldn’t fit in the regular seats at Fenway Park in Boston, so she would be able to get a special seat with others who cannot navigate the baseball park easily.
Don’t journalists have anything better to focus on? Oh, wait, Michelle Obama has this vendetta against obesity... better look good, you journalist minions.
It’s about width, not weight.
Airlines are selling space, and customers should have to buy however much they will use, like cellphone minutes.
Five pounds of flour.
I understand the need for the airlines to get as many passengers on board as possible, but honestly ... the seats are small. I’m 6’ and 165lbs and I find the seats to be narrow and legroom to be minimal at best. I can’t imagine being even slightly overweight and trying to sit comfortably on a plane.
Don’t blame journalists. This story is a result of two women throwing a hissy fit and blaming the airline for their own problem.
It’s a legitimate issue.
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