Former Marine kicked off American Airlines flight for being too big

26 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Airline tells passenger he’s ‘too fat’ to fly.

Shelley told the station he observed an elderly petite woman sitting in the aisle seat next to him complain to an airline employee before he was ordered to step off the plane immediately. “The worst part was being treated as if I was some sort of criminal.Chris Shelley claims he was booted off an American Airlines flight with no explanation other than “anyone two inches over the seat can’t sit on the aircraft”.Engineer Chris Shelley was travelling from Dallas to Orange County, USA, when he was allegedly asked to leave the aircraft by a member of the crew after a female passenger complained that he was too big for the seat.

Not only a criminal, but a fat criminal,” said Shelley. “They told me anyone over 2 inches in the seat cannot sit in the aircraft.” Shelley told KIRO that he asked the employee if the woman would be willing to switch seats. Shelley, who flies more than 100,000 miles a year in his job as an engineer in Huntington Beach, added: ‘They never once asked me or anyone else if we could switch seats.

It was just simply – get off the plane!’ ‘We always aim to give our all of our customers the best possible travel experience and we fell short of that with Mr. Shelley while trying to accommodate another passenger”. ‘We’re investigating what happened both onboard and afterwards in our follow-up to ensure similar circumstances are handled better in the future’.

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