37-stone man ‘given aircraft seats two rows apart’

37-stone man ‘given aircraft seats two rows apart’

A 37-stone man who was forced to pay for two seats on a flight found that they were two rows apart.

Les Price, 43, was forced to pay for the extra space when flying to Ireland and back as the unnamed airline’s policy dictates anyone over 20 stone has to book the extra space.

But when he got to the airport staff did not 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, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Price, from Brynithel near Newport in Wales, told the newspaper: “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.

“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.”


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