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According to The Guardian, the angry guy claims his seatmate weighed more than 300 pounds. Throughout the long flight, the unlucky passenger was so uncomfortable with overflowing blubber pressing him, he says it caused him physical injuries.

The legal charges haven’t been processed yet, but many senior flyers can sympathize with the squeezed victim. It’s a well-known fact that airlines continue to reduce passenger cheap seat areas to be able to load more paying customers aboard.

When it happens to you, there may be a solution. If nearby cheap seats aren’t filled just before take-off and aircraft doors are being closed, immediately ask the flight attendant to move you to another seat in the same section. Or smile politely and suggest a higher-class area at no extra charge.

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