LinkIt has emerged that a passenger was forced to stand during a seven-hour flight in July due to the very obese man sitting next to him. 57-year-old Arthur Berkowitz says that it was impossible to sit in his seat during the US Airways flight from Anchorage to Philadelphia due to the 400lb passenger in the seat next to him. He explains that the obese man was so big that he impeded his personal space.
Berkowitz says he couldn’t move to a different seat because the plane was so full, so he had to stand the entire way. The obese man was very sorry, and the first thing he did was apologise that he was a flier’s worst nightmare. The unfortunate passenger added that the ordeal presented a safety risk, as he couldn’t use his seatbelt during takeoff or landing.
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