Knowing the airlines’ policies can help you save money and avoid embarrassment while boarding.Here’s what we found by searching airline websites and calling them.In general, airlines such as American try to accommodate passengers who do not fit into a single seat by rearranging seating to provide a second seat.If the plane is full, you might be required to wait until the next available flight and pay full fare for a second seat.From airline policies designed for the comfort of skinny travelers to narrow roller coaster seats that leave the heftier thrill-seeker on the sidelines, travel is not always comfortable for those at the larger end of the spectrum.However, a bit of advanced planning can go a long way toward ensuring a relaxed trip -- no matter what your size.Passengers of size who do not purchase an additional seat in advance have the option of purchasing just one seat and then discussing their seating needs with the Customer Service Agent at their departure gate.If it is determined that a second (or third) seat is needed, passengers will be accommodated with a complimentary additional seat(s).
Ever since film director Kevin Smith was ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight because he was deemed overweight back in 2010, travel for many customers of size has been a much discussed travel issue.
“On each occasion, he was refused and rebuffed.” Attendants were not able to reseat Taylor since U. federal regulations do not allow passengers to sit in crewmember jump seats.
All 310 seats aboard the 777-300ER were occuppied by other passengers on Taylor's Dec. Taylor is seeking AUD 0,000 in damages (about ,000).
“The airline could have put me in a crew seat or moved people around but they did nothing.” Taylor’s complaint comes amid rising concerns about increasingly cramped conditions and legroom on commercial aircrafts.
This week, it was reported that American Airlines plans to reduce the size of seat pitches by two inches on its new 737 Max jetliner fleet to fit three extra rows on planes.
The American Heart Association says that 1 in 6 adults is obese.