Traveller who charges obese man $150 for taking up part of his plane seat fuels online debate

Reddit user BigBawluh said the airline passenger, whom he described as "very obese", was easily seeping into about 1/3 of his seat. He did not say where he was flying to or from.
Reddit user BigBawluh said the airline passenger, whom he described as "very obese", was easily seeping into about 1/3 of his seat. He did not say where he was flying to or from. PHOTO: REUTERS

A traveller sparked a furious debate online this week for charging an obese man sitting next to him on the plane $150 for taking up some of his seat.

Reddit user BigBawluh took to online discussion forum Reddit on Monday (Feb 25) to ask if he was wrong for doing so, explaining that it was a five-hour flight and that he had specially chosen an aisle seat in a row of two for more comfort. He did not say where he was flying to or from.

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