Monday, 14 October 2013
I generally hate people making fun of the Irish but this story in todays Irish press takes biscuit and worse it's true! A 37-STONE man was forced to pay for two seats on a jet, only to discover that they were two rows apart!!!!! Les Price, 43, had to pay for the extra space when flying to Ireland and back from Wales as airline policy dictates anyone over 20 stone has to book the extra space. But when he got to the airport the staff from the unnamed airline didn’t seem to have any idea about the rules and on the journey home his seats were two rows apart. He had already faced embarrassment on his flight out when he was allocated an aisle seat and a window seat, with another passenger in the middle. "When I got to the airport I had to explain to all the staff why I had two tickets, they didn't have a clue," he said. "When I finally got on the plane one was an aisle seat and the other was by the window – in a three-seat row. "On the way back from Ireland one seat was in row 17 and the other in row 19." Mr Price says it is just one of the many everyday frustrations he has faced because of his weight which ballooned after an industrial accident that left him briefly housebound.