What it’s like to be that fat person sitting next to you on the plane.
Your Fat Friend

A sincere question for you: would it be acceptable (should I be seated next to a person of size) for me to ask a flight attendant if I could be re-seated so as to provide you with more comfort? I’m just curious if this would help reduce the risk of you being charged for an extra seat, as the flight attendant may be more socially inclined to fulfil my request without charge. Is there a way to do this without causing you embarrassment? Or might you just prefer if I ask you if you’d prefer to raise the armrest?

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