Fat Flier Commentator Daniel Pinkwater reacts to the misreported news yesterday that said Southwest Airlines is changing its policy to charge fat people for two seats when they fly. Southwest says this policy has always been in effect if a passenger cannot fit comfortably into one seat. Pinkwater, who is "openly fat," says flying stinks anyway. He stopped flying when the seats shrank, the service went downhill and the food went bad.
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Commentator Daniel Pinkwater reacts to the misreported news yesterday that said Southwest Airlines is changing its policy to charge fat people for two seats when they fly. Southwest says this policy has always been in effect if a passenger cannot fit comfortably into one seat. Pinkwater, who is "openly fat," says flying stinks anyway. He stopped flying when the seats shrank, the service went downhill and the food went bad.