Man told too fat to fly

| 21/06/2010

(News of the World): A 32-stone man was thrown off a transatlantic flight for being too fat – and robbed of the chance to say farewell to a dying aunt.  Hefty Sandy Russell burst into tears when a stewardess marched him off the Air Transat plane. He was then offered another flight – but only if he paid for TWO full-price tickets from Gatwick to Toronto. Disabled Sandy, 32, couldn’t afford the £928 charge and his Aunt Judy died of bowel cancer in Canada two days after he was due to see her.  Sandy was booted off the full plane lastSaturday because his 52-inch girth was overflowing into the next seat. Although the passenger beside him didn’t complain, the armrest couldn’t be lowered for take-off, as demanded by the airline’s regulations.

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