I'm a little concerned about my upcoming flight on Southwest in late March. You see, I'm a big guy too. Nearly 300 pounds the last time I punished the scale. I didn't buy 2 seats for my trip to Tampa, nor can I afford to.
Now I've flown Southwest a few times over the last few years and I've never had any problems. But now, after this incident, will me and every other larger than normal guy (or gal) face the scrutiny of their fat police?
The one thing Southwest has going for it is their general admission style seating. Every time I've flown with them, I've managed to find someone average size or smaller to sit next to. It's never been a problem.
Is it right that Southwest has this size policy? Well... I can't say that I blame someone for not wanting to be crowded for a 2 plus hour flight. But like I said, the seating arrangements usually shake out so as to not have anyone too uncomfortable. At least that's been my experience.
But now I'm a little worried. I have no plans to buy a second seat on this flight and I need to get to Tampa to help my friend bring a trailer back to Minnesota. I'm I going to be looked at like I'm a friggin' leper when I board the plane?
I guess we'll just have to wait and see..