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Old Mar 7, 13, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by mrredskin View Post
never understood why we have to use the POS or COS lingo. if you're fat, you're fat. every term these days is emotionally damaging or too hurtful, it seems.
Haha. I think it was a freefall when dodgeball was removed from gym class. Parents were afraid their skittle chomping, mountain dew slurping child might get hurt. From this, participation trophies started appearing. You got a freaking trophy for just showing up. Then a few years later, a school district in California decided to "outlaw" red pens for fear that the student might have the answer wrong. Somewhere along the way, excuses started to outnumber .......s and now it's anyone's fault but their own and if you don't apologize for calling that person out on it, it becomes a PC term and another law is passed because someone's feelings were hurt.

But yeah, I like having a middle seat free.
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Old Mar 7, 13, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by mrredskin View Post
never understood why we have to use the POS or COS lingo. if you're fat, you're fat. every term these days is emotionally damaging or too hurtful, it seems.
You aren't required to use any particular terminology. I believe it is used in an attempt to be polite. A quaint, old-fashioned idea, I know ...
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Old Mar 7, 13, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by krpjr View Post
Bro, if you're fat, you can tell us, we won't make fun of you!
My wife wants me to lose weight but I get the armrest down just fine.
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Old Mar 7, 13, 8:38 pm
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Originally Posted by jb008 View Post
Unless you're not fat and instead significantly taller and broader than the average population that seats were designed for. (e.g., typical college level college bball player build)
I can proudly tell you that I'm 188lbs, 182lbs which is lean muscle, with roughly 5.95% body fat and 6lbs of fat. I have a 30 inch waste, however, I had shoulders like The Rock from WWE or 'Dwayne Johnson' for those to don't know him by the rock. The guy that makes brainless films. However, I fit in all airline seats just fine.

And no, I don't want a date!

Originally Posted by aviatorzz View Post
Haha. I think it was a freefall when dodgeball was removed from gym class. Parents were afraid their skittle chomping, mountain dew slurping child might get hurt. From this, participation trophies started appearing. You got a freaking trophy for just showing up. Then a few years later, a school district in California decided to "outlaw" red pens for fear that the student might have the answer wrong. Somewhere along the way, excuses started to outnumber .......s and now it's anyone's fault but their own and if you don't apologize for calling that person out on it, it becomes a PC term and another law is passed because someone's feelings were hurt.

But yeah, I like having a middle seat free.
I think dodge ball was removed from gym class because of arseholes like me, no shame here! I was determined to whip that ball hard as ever at you, possibly your head too. I was 'that guy' that always did jumps, twist, and bends to 'dodge' the ball. You know, the whole concept of the activity!

Originally Posted by rkb2530 View Post
My wife wants me to lose weight but I get the armrest down just fine.
Duh, it improves sex immensely. Just imagine increased stamina with 20lbs less. You'll have your wife...nevermind . Enjoy your flight and safe travels!!!
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Old Mar 9, 13, 10:35 pm
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I used to regularly book 4 seats across the middle on TPACs. A lot cheaper and more comfortable than the sliders in J. Not a problem at all. Just make sure you're not in a bulkhead with non-moveable armrests. You only get mileage credit for one seat.
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Old Mar 9, 13, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Pipster View Post
You aren't required to use any particular terminology. I believe it is used in an attempt to be polite. A quaint, old-fashioned idea, I know ...
Yeah, my Mom brought me up to be polite, too. But I always figure there's a certain percentage of people a) whose moms said, "hell yeah, make fun of people; it'll make you feel better", or, b) decided Mom was a wuss anyway, and what did she know about life.
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Old Mar 10, 13, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
I used to regularly book 4 seats across the middle on TPACs. A lot cheaper and more comfortable than the sliders in J. Not a problem at all. Just make sure you're not in a bulkhead with non-moveable armrests. You only get mileage credit for one seat.
good idea.
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Old Mar 10, 13, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
I used to regularly book 4 seats across the middle on TPACs. A lot cheaper and more comfortable than the sliders in J. Not a problem at all. Just make sure you're not in a bulkhead with non-moveable armrests. You only get mileage credit for one seat.
Any trouble keeping your block of seats together?
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Old Mar 10, 13, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by krpjr View Post
I can proudly tell you that I'm 188lbs, 182lbs which is lean muscle, with roughly 5.95% body fat and 6lbs of fat. I have a 30 inch waste, however, I had shoulders like The Rock from WWE or 'Dwayne Johnson' for those to don't know him by the rock. The guy that makes brainless films. However, I fit in all airline seats just fine.

And no, I don't want a date!



I think dodge ball was removed from gym class because of arseholes like me, no shame here! I was determined to whip that ball hard as ever at you, possibly your head too. I was 'that guy' that always did jumps, twist, and bends to 'dodge' the ball. You know, the whole concept of the activity!



Duh, it improves sex immensely. Just imagine increased stamina with 20lbs less. You'll have your wife...nevermind . Enjoy your flight and safe travels!!!
Brain exercise: 6 pounds of body fat out of 188 is 3.19%, not 5.95? BTW, do your bones and organs not weigh something. You can't be all lean muscle and body fat with nothing else. Don't you have any blood?
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Old Mar 10, 13, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by twtrvl View Post
Any trouble keeping your block of seats together?
Nope, but you get some glares from other pax when the flight is otherwise totally full.
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Old Mar 10, 13, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
I used to regularly book 4 seats across the middle on TPACs. A lot cheaper and more comfortable than the sliders in J. Not a problem at all. Just make sure you're not in a bulkhead with non-moveable armrests. You only get mileage credit for one seat.
Thats what I wanted to know, credit for one then, eh, cheers
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Old Mar 10, 13, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
Nope, but you get some glares from other pax when the flight is otherwise totally full.
How do you deal with people trying to sit there? IME people like to move from their middle seat if they see empty seats that are more desirable.
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Old Mar 10, 13, 11:48 pm
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Originally Posted by NotHamSarnie View Post
How do you deal with people trying to sit there? IME people like to move from their middle seat if they see empty seats that are more desirable.
You tell them that you paid for the seats and you show them the boarding passes if necessary.

My partner and I recently had a whole exit row (3 seats) and some guy came by and said the FA said he could sit in our seemingly-empty middle seat. I said that I was sorry, but we paid for the seat, and he just went back to his assigned seat.
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Old Mar 10, 13, 11:55 pm
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Originally Posted by NotHamSarnie View Post
How do you deal with people trying to sit there? IME people like to move from their middle seat if they see empty seats that are more desirable.
Spread out my stuff. Show the boarding passes. Call an FA if necessary.
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Old Mar 10, 13, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Brain exercise: 6 pounds of body fat out of 188 is 3.19%, not 5.95? BTW, do your bones and organs not weigh something. You can't be all lean muscle and body fat with nothing else. Don't you have any blood?
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