American Airlines kicks fat man off plane because he was overweight and sitting next to petite womanBy Mason White 11:26 AM November 27, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man of California, who frequently flies with American Airlines, was shocked that he was kicked of a plane because he was overweight and sitting next to a petite woman.
Chris Shelley of Orange County, was told by a flight attendant that since his fat overlapped his seat by two inches, he was ineligible to fly and must leave the plane.
Shelley said that the incident began after he boarded the American Airlines flight from Dallas, Texas, and sat down next to a petite woman.
The woman was unhappy with her overweight neighbor, and decided to complain to the flight attendants. After a few minutes, a flight attendant approached Shelley, and ordered him to take his belongings and himself off the plane.
The employee said that the woman sitting next to him complained that he was too large for his seat and anyone overlapping two inches on the seat cannot fly on the plane.
American Airlines apologized via two emails. A spokesperson for the company said that they launched an investigation.