Southwest Airlines Asks Woman To Unboard Flight Because She Is Thin!

July 27th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
Southwest AirlinesJuly 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Southwest Airlines is soon becoming famous for showing under and over weight passengers who board their aircraft the exit. After a report about the airlines that spread not so long ago about the Southwest Airlines asking actor and director Kevin Smith to unboard its flight as he was overweight and occupied two instead of one entitled seat, a underweight girl is the next victim. According to reports, the 110 pound woman from Sacramento, who prefers to remain anonymous, was asked to leave her seat in order to accommodate a fat 14 year old kid.

The Southwest Airlines flight in which the incident took place was flying from Las Vegas to Sacramento. According to reports, the thin woman had boarded her flight on time and had also stowed her baggage, but was asked to leave the flight by attendants as they had to provide seating space to another 14 year old who was fat. The fact which made the Sacramento woman all the more angry was that when she lodged her complain with the ground staff they refused to cooperate with her. The thin woman, though a standby passenger, feels that she was entitled to the seat that she was asked to vacate because the 14 year old had paid for a single seat.

Whitney Eichinger, a spokeswoman for the Southwest Airlines however has defended the airline’s reputation saying that their flight was full and they had to provide seats first to those who had originally booked their names with the Southwest Airlines, the Sacramento woman not being one of them. She also said in a statement to the media that the thin woman was put on another flight, so she really has no reason to complain.

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