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Old August 14th, 2014, 12:20 AM
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Old August 31st, 2014, 10:30 AM
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I cannot get a tuxedo rented from a cruise line in my size. I have tried on CCL and Royal. They just dont carry them in the size I need.
From another big and fluffy guy, yes, I've tried that as well. It seems they don't have any in "Omar the Tent Maker" size. I too had to do without.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 04:03 PM
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Question Etiquette Flying POS

I am hoping that someone here can give me some guidance.

I recently flew home from a cruise with my mother who sufferer from Alzheimer so flying is challenging enough for us. We were on a totally full fight and had Economy Comfort seats with Delta. Sitting next to Mom was a POS. Mom started to freak out about it so I traded seats with her. We are both those less than 150Lbs people (Mom is less than 115Lbs). I did have my armrest down but the POS wouldn't fit in his seat with the armrest down. He complained to the flight attendant and I was asked/told to raise the armrest. When he sat down he took up at least 1/3 of my seat. I am sorry to complain but I was not happy. He did make a passing remark about it being a good thing Mom and I were so small. Trying to be funny?

During the flight my fellow passenger could not put his tray table down, due to his size, so he proceeded to put mine down and use it for his items (tablet, phone, work papers, snacks, ect.). This was done without asking me. I was so shocked I didn't say anything. When my mom need to get out to use the restroom we got a comment of "you should have gone before you boarded the plane." I do understand that moving in and out of a seat for a POS is not the easiest thing but come on. I do realize that he had to pick-up his stuff so we could get out and then pick up again when we returned, which is a pain. When I returned to my seat I refused to put my tray table down again in an effort to regain some of my space. Yes, it was passive aggressive, but I was at a loss of what to do with out causing a scene and also upsetting my mom more.

I do realize try to understand that POS do face challenges we, so called "average sized passengers" don't even think about. I am not trying to cause trouble here but what is the proper etiquette when dealing with a POS next to you. I don't want to fat shame but I don't feel I should have to give up part of my seat for someone else either. How should we have handled this?
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Old September 24th, 2014, 04:05 AM
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Obesity is becoming the number one disease in America.We have been on several cruises in the last few months and seen more and more obese passengers than ever before. It is sad because they are shortening their lives.
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I am hoping that someone here can give me some guidance.

I recently flew home from a cruise with my mother who sufferer from Alzheimer so flying is challenging enough for us. We were on a totally full fight and had Economy Comfort seats with Delta. Sitting next to Mom was a POS. Mom started to freak out about it so I traded seats with her. We are both those less than 150Lbs people (Mom is less than 115Lbs). I did have my armrest down but the POS wouldn't fit in his seat with the armrest down. He complained to the flight attendant and I was asked/told to raise the armrest. When he sat down he took up at least 1/3 of my seat. I am sorry to complain but I was not happy. He did make a passing remark about it being a good thing Mom and I were so small. Trying to be funny?
Unfortunately Delta's policy concerning "Customers requiring extra seat space" only suggests that someone needing extra space actually purchase an extra seat. However it's implied that the person should be able to sit in the seat while the arm rest is down. These days the airlines do not want to kick anyone off a flight that could possibly cry foul as being disabled and some consider being a POS a disability.

If you are unable to sit in your seat without encroaching into the seat next to you while the armrest is down, please ask the agent if they can reseat you next to an empty seat. You might also consider purchasing an upgrade to First/Business Class.

We will do all possible to ensure your comfort but you might consider booking an additional seat in order to ensure your best comfort during your travel. Please call Delta Reservations at 1-800-221-1212 and they will be glad to assist


As it's not indicated in your post it can only be assumed that you may not have spoken up to the flight attendant which was certainly your right. Therefore the flight attendant made the judgment call by having lifted up the arm rest. Should this ever happen again you need to be knowledgeable of the Airlines policy and speak up.

I'm assuming your mother had the window seat and your were in the middle. To minimize the chances of this occurring again suggest you check on the type of air craft and select seats on the side of the plane in which the aisle seat armrest collapses. Most aircrafts generally have this feature as it allows for easier transfer of a wheelchair bound person into the seat. Generally it's the right aisle when facing towards the cockpit and begins a few rows after the bulk head sits. If you were aware that if the aisle seat in your row had this feature than you could have suggested that the aisle armrest be collapsed instead of the middle arm rest as it would allowed the person the same comfort and minimized the encroachment into your seat.

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During the flight my fellow passenger could not put his tray table down, due to his size, so he proceeded to put mine down and use it for his items (tablet, phone, work papers, snacks, ect.). This was done without asking me. I was so shocked I didn't say anything.
You should have politely addressed your concerns with the passenger or called the flight attendant to address the issue. Remaining silent just sent the message that you had no issue with the passenger using your tray table.


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When my mom need to get out to use the restroom we got a comment of "you should have gone before you boarded the plane." I do understand that moving in and out of a seat for a POS is not the easiest thing but come on. I do realize that he had to pick-up his stuff so we could get out and then pick up again when we returned, which is a pain. When I returned to my seat I refused to put my tray table down again in an effort to regain some of my space. Yes, it was passive aggressive, but I was at a loss of what to do with out causing a scene and also upsetting my mom more.
Comments such as what you expressed above happen regardless of a passengers size as most people don't want to be disturbed. Something tells me that this individual would have made the same comment even if not a POS. Personally I just ignore snippy comments .

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I do realize try to understand that POS do face challenges we, so called "average sized passengers" don't even think about. I am not trying to cause trouble here but what is the proper etiquette when dealing with a POS next to you. I don't want to fat shame but I don't feel I should have to give up part of my seat for someone else either. How should we have handled this?
Most POS understand how other passengers feel and go out of their way to try not to impose any further discomfort to others. ( Myself included). For the few exceptions such as what you experienced you should have politely spoken up at the time and addressed your concerns to flight attendant.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 01:10 AM
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I think it is a difficult issue if you are trying to be polite. I always book an aisle seat because I don't want to feel "trapped" if I need to get up. On my last flight there were two seats (no middle) and the window one was occupied by a large man who barely fit in the seat and who took over the entire armrest between us. I am a small woman and didn't really "need" more room, but it was impossible for me to get into a comfortable position to read a book. I didn't speak to the flight attendent because there was no alternative seating, and I'm sure that the man was uncomfortable too.
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I would have told him that if doesn't take his stuff off of my space I will toss it into the aisle. I had a similar thing happen to me in a hotel dining room, long story, but it wasn't connected with weight. By the way, I had a friend that weighed in at 130+ kilo, and she paid for the extra seat rather than be a PITA
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Anyone have experience with Spirit airlines? I haven't had any trouble on Southwest, or any other line, though one Delta flight, I wasn't sure the seatbelt would make it. But I'm nervous their seats might be smaller. Their flight times are the most convenient on an upcoming trip.

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