Woman gets compensation after being 'wedged between two obese people' during 3-hour flight

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A woman has received compensation from American Airlines after complaining about having to sit between two "obese" passengers on a three-hour-long flight.

Sydney Watson, a right-wing American-Australian political commentator, sparked a heated discussion online after she shared a photo of her "wedged between two obese people."

She wrote in her October 10 tweet alongside an image of the passengers on either side of her: "I am currently - literally - WEDGED between two OBESE people on my flight. This is absolutely NOT acceptable or okay. If fat people want to be fat, fine. But it is something else entirely when I'm stuck between you, with your arm rolls on my body, for 3 hours."

Some hours later, Watson shared the response she received from American Airlines, who appeared to rebuff her complaints in a tweet of their own.

"Our passengers come in all different sizes and shapes. We're sorry you were uncomfortable on your flight," the airline wrote in response to her initial tweet.

Watson shared their response with her own followers, slamming them for their apparent lack of good customer service.

She wrote: "This is really their official reply to me being sandwiched between two obese humans. Holy s***. So, I'm expected to have only a quarter of a seat when I fly?"

Nearly a week after America Airlines defended its plus-size passengers, Watson took to Twitter once again - this time to share that she the airline had apparently given in to her incessant complains.

Included in her tweet was a screenshot of an email from American Airlines, in which they offered her a $150 coupon as compensation for the discomfort she endured on her flight.

The email read: "I sincerely regret the enjoyment and comfort of your flight AA was diminished due to another customer exceeding their seat's space.

"We do our best to avoid uncomfortable situations regarding seats. I can understand your disappointment with the situation not being remedied to your satisfaction.

"It seems that our Flight Attendants were not able to make changes to the seating arrangement. I'm sure you know, in the future, you are always welcome to discuss the matter with our flight attendants.

"If we have other available seats, you'll be allowed to move so that you can better enjoy your flight. As a gesture of goodwill, I have issued you a $150 Trip Credit which will arrive via a separate email."

Featured image credit: Dzmitry Kliapitski / Alamy

Woman gets compensation after being 'wedged between two obese people' during 3-hour flight

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By VT

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A woman has received compensation from American Airlines after complaining about having to sit between two "obese" passengers on a three-hour-long flight.

Sydney Watson, a right-wing American-Australian political commentator, sparked a heated discussion online after she shared a photo of her "wedged between two obese people."

She wrote in her October 10 tweet alongside an image of the passengers on either side of her: "I am currently - literally - WEDGED between two OBESE people on my flight. This is absolutely NOT acceptable or okay. If fat people want to be fat, fine. But it is something else entirely when I'm stuck between you, with your arm rolls on my body, for 3 hours."

Some hours later, Watson shared the response she received from American Airlines, who appeared to rebuff her complaints in a tweet of their own.

"Our passengers come in all different sizes and shapes. We're sorry you were uncomfortable on your flight," the airline wrote in response to her initial tweet.

Watson shared their response with her own followers, slamming them for their apparent lack of good customer service.

She wrote: "This is really their official reply to me being sandwiched between two obese humans. Holy s***. So, I'm expected to have only a quarter of a seat when I fly?"

Nearly a week after America Airlines defended its plus-size passengers, Watson took to Twitter once again - this time to share that she the airline had apparently given in to her incessant complains.

Included in her tweet was a screenshot of an email from American Airlines, in which they offered her a $150 coupon as compensation for the discomfort she endured on her flight.

The email read: "I sincerely regret the enjoyment and comfort of your flight AA was diminished due to another customer exceeding their seat's space.

"We do our best to avoid uncomfortable situations regarding seats. I can understand your disappointment with the situation not being remedied to your satisfaction.

"It seems that our Flight Attendants were not able to make changes to the seating arrangement. I'm sure you know, in the future, you are always welcome to discuss the matter with our flight attendants.

"If we have other available seats, you'll be allowed to move so that you can better enjoy your flight. As a gesture of goodwill, I have issued you a $150 Trip Credit which will arrive via a separate email."

Featured image credit: Dzmitry Kliapitski / Alamy