Friday, September 03, 2004

Woman Sues Airline For Humiliation Over Her Weight

Woman Sues Airline For Humiliation Over Her Weight

Woman Sues Airline For Humiliation Over Her Weight

POSTED: 3:10 pm PDT August 30, 2004
SPOKANE, Wash. -- An Eastern Washington woman has sued Southwest Airlines, saying company employees humiliated her in front of other airplane passengers by suggesting she was too fat to fit in a single seat.

Trina Blake, 26, said a gate agent questioned her extensively about her weight while she was boarding a plane from Orlando, Fla., to Seattle in May 2003, then told flight attendants to make sure Blake did not take up more than one seat.

"I was told that if I even lifted the armrest, I'd be charged for a second ticket at the next airport," Blake told The Spokesman-Review newspaper.

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