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Man kicked off Southwest Airlines because he was too fat.

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Matthew Harper
Matthew Harper. Too fat too fly?

Matthew Harper, a 34 year old man has gone on to express discontent after suffering the humility of being asked to leave a Southwest airlines flight on account that he was too fat.

The 340 pound man told how he was removed from the flight in front of other passengers waiting to board the flight and then told the flight was overbooked.

Telling local media outlet kdvr he felt like a criminal he went on to offer the following:

‘I’m 34 years old, and I’ve never been humiliated like this in my life. I mean, when I got back on the plane, the only thing I could do was put my head down.’

Matthew Harper claims he was then asked by an airline official if he was aware of its policy for large customers which encourages large customers to buy an extra seat.

But this is where it gets interesting.

Matthew Harper went on to say that there was in fact an extra seat between himself and his brother on the plane (fellow passengers it is said declined to sit in the open seat next to Matthew Harper) and was soon allowed back on the plane.

Southwest has since gone on to offer Matthew Harper $100 after he  filed a complaint with the airline, an offer he has declined as he has now gone on to hire a lawyer.

A spokesperson for Southwest has gone on to communicate that it plans to talk to Matthew Harper with what happened.

As an aside kdvr go on to say that Matthew Harper has gone on to lose significant weight after the incident. Can anyone guess why?

And then there was this reflection on the web that made me wonder:

Have any of you ever had to sit next to a person this size? I have and I will never, ever again allow that to happen. The other passengers have rights, too, and if you can not fit in a seat without overflowing into the seat besides you, then you need to buy a second seat or buy a first class seat. This is not just about him but about all the people on the plane.


 

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  • BananaBot

    Are you as unintelligent as you sound? Your use of clichés and grammatical errors aren’t going to gain my support. If this is the first time he has felt shame about his size, maybe somebody should have pointed it out earlier. Gluttony is a deadly sin that we should not seek to accommodate.

  • flyer

    Right. Instead of consulting a lawyer, he should be consulting a dietician. I would raise hell if I had the seat next to him and he was occupying half of my seat.

  • Ken

    You know it doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to figure this one out…he was discriminated against and singled out…. Wake up people !!

    Bottom line for Southwest Airlines…Procedures, Procedures, Procedures and if you do not understand that proper training of your employees !!

    I help run a company that has been in business sense 1963…I know !!!

    For more information, check under command sense !!

  • BananaBot

    Maybe instead of $100 the airline should have offered a gym membership.