Passenger forced to stand for 7-hour flight because of 28 stone man next to himPA


A passenger was forced to stand for the entire duration of a seven-hour flight - because of a 28-stone man sitting in the seat next to him.

Arthur Berkowitz said the heavily overweight man in the seat next to him on US Airways flight 901 meant he could not access his own seat.

He was told he couldn't sit in a flight attendant's jump seat, and the plane was completely full, meaning he was left to stand the entire time.

According to the Daily Mail, Mr Berkowitz said: 'I didn't fly from Alaska to Philadelphia on Flight 901. I stood,' adding: 'His size required both armrests to be raised up and allowed for his body to cover half of my seat.'

He also pointed out that there was a safety issue, as he was not able to use his seatbelt on take-off.

Mr Berkowitz has been offered a $200 voucher as compensation by the airline, who reportedly admitted that the man shouldn't have been allowed to board without buying two seats, and called the situation 'regrettable'.




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