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    Film director Kevin Smith gets kicked off Southwest for being too fat, gets apology after tweeting about it

    When film director Kevin Smith tweeted about getting kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight on Saturday, the airline responded in less than 20 minutes. "Dear @SouthwestAir - I know I'm fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?" Smith tweeted at 6:52 p.m.
    "@ThatKevinSmith hey Kevin! I'm so sorry for your experience tonight! Hopefully we can make things right, please follow so we may [direct message]!" the airline responded at 7:08 p.m.
    The airline contacted Smith personally to apologize for bumping the director of "Clerks" off a standby flight, accommodated him on a later flight, and sent him a $100 travel voucher for his inconvenience.
    Southwest did not immediately return calls or a Twitter message for comment but posted a statement on its blog apologizing to Smith and explaining its "Customer of Size" policy, which "requires passengers that can not fit safely and comfortably in one seat to purchase an additional seat while traveling."
    Kevin Smith 'too fat' to fly Southwest
    More here: Do you have to be a celeb to tweet for airline help? - CNN.com

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    I guess I'm glad I'm not planning on flying with Southwest!
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    If he was too fat to sit in a single seat, he should have bought two tickets. This is Southwest policy and widely publicized. There is nothing I hate more than having to sit next to some fatass taking up all of his and half of my seat. He even knew about the policy:

    Smith, 39, originally purchased two tickets "as he's been known to do when traveling Southwest," the airline noted, but when he decided to fly standby on an earlier flight, only one seat remained. Although he had been seated, he was asked to leave.

    Way to go Southwest! The only thing they did wrong was allowing him to board the earlier flight in the first place. Should have said no right away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiGywer View Post
    If he was too fat to sit in a single seat, he should have bought two tickets. This is Southwest policy and widely publicized. There is nothing I hate more than having to sit next to some fatass taking up all of his and half of my seat. He even knew about the policy:

    Smith, 39, originally purchased two tickets "as he's been known to do when traveling Southwest," the airline noted, but when he decided to fly standby on an earlier flight, only one seat remained. Although he had been seated, he was asked to leave.

    Way to go Southwest! The only thing they did wrong was allowing him to board the earlier flight in the first place. Should have said no right away.
    It sounds like the next time Smith decides to take a trip , he should walk to his destination for the exercise. There is always the cargo section. Dress light & casual for comfort , you'll be fine.
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    As someone with a bit more girth, I can attest to the fact that most airline seats are made for anorexic dwarfs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    As someone with a bit more girth, I can attest to the fact that most airline seats are made for anorexic dwarfs!
    Most airline seats are in the 18-19" width and 30-32" pitch range
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiGywer View Post
    Most airline seats are in the 18-19" width and 30-32" pitch range
    I wear 42X36 pants. It's a tight fit on a plane for me!
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    They fucked up by seating him.

    To seat him, then ask him to leave, is bullshit.
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