Passenger of “Sighs” Seated Next to Passenger of Size
One FlyerTalk member recounts the story of a friend who was a passenger seated in a window seat while an allegedly very large passenger was seated in the aisle seat. Although thirsty, she reportedly did not drink anything for fear of causing potential problems should she need to use the aircraft lavatory.
Links to other FlyerTalk threads on this topic are listed in the FlyerTalk thread linked above, which include stories of armrests not able to come down, passengers who supposedly have had their personal space invaded upon, and other similar stories. Do overweight passengers have rights as well? Could the impacted passengers request compensation for their ordeals? How can similar situations be avoided?