‘Silent Bob’ Bashes Southwest: ‘I’m Too Wide for the Sky?’

February 15, 2010


3 Responses to “‘Silent Bob’ Bashes Southwest: ‘I’m Too Wide for the Sky?’”

  1. Kirk Harnack on February 15th, 2010 8:54 am

    Like it or not, the Captain of the aircraft gets the final say-so. He may suffer correction or reprimand as a consequence of his decision, but someone has got to have the ability to make immediate decisions about the safety of any given flight – and that would be the Pilot in Command (PIC).

    How fat is too fat? How rowdy is to rowdy? How drunk is too drunk? How many carry-on extras are too many? The PIC gets final authority for an individual flight. He’s responsible for flight’s safety and he gets to postpone a flight until something broken is repaired or replaced, or if he feels a passenger or crew member compromises safety.

    Again, he may have to face his supervisors at Southwest. He may have some explaining to do. He *could* lose his job or be demoted. But as PIC, a flight Captain has the responsibility for a safe flight – in his best judgement – and this is as it should be.

  2. Handel on February 15th, 2010 9:05 am

    Yep! He is too fat! Too fat with arrogance and hypocrisy. He thinks he has more rights then the “common” folks which must suffer because of him and becasue “the chosen one” decided to broke the rules and to get only one seat no matter he know he must take two seats. And now instead of apologizing he proceeds to show his arrogance and probably sincerely thinks he is above the others.

  3. Dee on February 15th, 2010 10:00 am

    C’mon. If the armrest goes down, he’s not infringing on your seat. What is apparent by the posts here is a war on fat people. I get it, they’re fat, so that makes us less than human, morally corrupt, and open to your insults.
    The arrogance seems to be from the captain who waited until Mr. Smith was seated to deem him a flight risk. Why not do this sort of thing prior to boarding? While I agree that if one is taking up more than their seat, I have to wonder if this same rule applies to those who are extremely muscular, people carrying their babies, people who lean their seat back, etc. All of these people invade on my space while I am flying. Please, explain to me how your comments are not deep rooted in your disgust for people who you feel simply lack the will power to change?

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