Man Who Sat Next To Two Fatties On a Plane Is Suing For Injuries

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NYP - An Australian man has leveled a broadside against American Airlines — for seating him next to two plump passengers on a 14-hour flight, an ordeal he claims left him with permanent injuries.

Michael Anthony Taylor, 67, said the airline refused to allow him to change seats, leaving him “crouching, kneeling, bracing or standing” for much of the flight from Sydney to Los Angeles, the Sydney Daily Telegraph reported.

He said his squashed position by the window during the long flight worsened his scoliosis — or spinal curvature — and caused lower and upper back injuries as well as neck bruising.

The Wollongong resident is suing the airline and seeking more than $100,000 in damages.


Getting onto an airplane is one of the scariest things you can do. Not because you’ve seen plane after plane plummet into the ocean, nor because you watched LOST and know the idiots sitting around you could become your allies against dangerous smoke monsters for the next couple of years. But because when you’re flying by yourself, you have no control over who sits next to you. Could be a crying baby, could be a smelly creepy uncle who hasn’t showered in months, and even worse, could be a fat person. Airline seats are not meant for fat people. And I don’t say that in a mean way, it’s just a statement of fact. It’s such a fact that they make you buy two seats so your fat and blubber doesn’t impose on the person sitting next to you.

So my condolences to Michael Anthony Taylor who was the meat in a plump man sandwich. While that might be some definitely not gay blogger’s wet dream, most people would prefer not to be suffocated and bruised up while navigating the friendly skies.

I will say this though- when you have not one, but two big boys sitting next to you, you just gotta fake a heart attack and get wheeled off the plane. The airline will have to refund your ticket because otherwise they are the airline who doesn’t care about heart attack victims, and no airline can afford that sort of bad PR today.