Two-metre tall US passenger forced to stand on flight due to his height

Written by: Manoj Kumar Ramesh
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Melbourne, Jan 10 (ANI): A man in the US, who measured over two metres high, was forced to stand up during a two-and-a-half-hour plane trip as he was not able to fit into his seat.

Brooks Anderson, 25, was travelling on a Spirit Airlines flight from Chicago to Florida over Christmas and did not expect to have to stand for the trip.

According to UK's Daily Mail, he said he had to sit with his knees under his chin, pressed into the back of the seat in front during take-off and landing due to a lack of room.

"I was in an aisle seat and I clearly didn't fit at all. It was incredibly painful," quoted him as saying.

Unable to take the pain any longer, he asked to be moved to an exit row seat, which has more room - but was denied.

"The stewardess asked if anyone in the emergency row would switch spots with me but came back and said: 'You're stuck'," he revealed.

With the space between economy seats on the Spirit plane just 71 centimetres, he asked for permission to stand after the seatbelt sign was turned off, and had to spend the trip dodging people passing through.

He said he requested an exit row seat at the airport but they were booked out, and says it's unfair for airlines to charge tall people extra to book those seats in advance.

"They want me to pay money to reserve an exit row in advance. It's something other people don't have to do at all," he said.

"There's got to be a way to curb the shrinking of seats... and make it reasonable for me to fly," he stated.

Spirit offered Anderson an exit row seat on the return journey and waived the extra fee. (ANI)

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