Photos: Man Sues Emirates Airline For Seating Him Besides Obese Passenger On 9-Hour Flight To Dubai

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September 23, 2016 – Pictures: Italian Lawyer Sues Emirates Airline For Putting Him Beside Fat, Obese Passenger On 9-Hour Flight To Dubai

An Italian man has sued Emirates Airline for suffering because an Obese passenger was placed besides him on a 9-hour flight from Cape Town South Africa To Dubai.

Mr Giorgio Destro who works as a lawyer claimed that his trip was ruined because the overweight passenger spilled into his seat on the Boeing 777 aircraft.

He took the above selfie that shows him looking sad and apparently cramped in the economy sit next to the unidentified overweight passenger who reportedly coughed throughout the flight.

The lawyer demanded for seat change but was told the flight is overbooked.

Destro is demanding €2759.51 in compensation, €759.51 refund and another €2,000  in damages.

He said Emirates is yet to apologise for the hardship he was subjected to.

The airline sought to strike out the matter in court but was blocked on Human Right ground.

The case hearing is scheduled for hearing on the 20th of October in Padua, Italy.

What will you do if you were in his shoes???

13 thoughts on “Photos: Man Sues Emirates Airline For Seating Him Besides Obese Passenger On 9-Hour Flight To Dubai

  1. If this man wanted a more comfortable seat, he should have paid for premium or first class ticket with space to recline his seat etc. traveling economy class does not entitle him to having other passengers denied of the chance to travel because their seat partners make them uncomfortable. You simply take your neighbour’s as you find him . Indeed this man could have been seated near a very slim partner who is restless and wants to urinate several times during the flight and will make him stand up countless times to accommodate his needs to visit the toilet. He might be seated near a slim seat companion who gets air sick etc.
    The man should be more accommodating of other people because the man he is complaining about may on his own part sue him for discrimination against somebody living with a disability(obesity) and also for dehumanizing treatment subjecting him to ridicule because of his size. There is something to sue somebody for so the argument works in many various ways. People should learn tolerance of other people’s situations a beg !!!

    • He can not sue him for discrimination. The picture show the man split out onto his seat. He paid for a seat not to share one. why didnt the fat man buy two seats.

  2. @Big Aunt Kok God bless u for that comment. You said my mind. He could have gone for First class instead of complaining in an economy class. That’s fat man looks fuñny on that seat.

  3. Big Aunty Koks, it`s easy for you to say because you are not in this man shoe. it has happened to me before and I asked the hostess for a change of seat, because it was very uncomfortable, you have no room literarily to breath. They were able to get the only seat available in the business class and I thank God for his mercy, because there is no way I could have sat through that flight from Nigeria to London without collapsing. So please you can`t blame this man from taking the action available to make his complaint and if the court found that the airline is negligible in their duty of care toward him, so be it.

  4. I REMEMBER the movie, Why Did I Get Married? A copiously fat lady sits next to a man who could not bear it. Next, a member of the flight crew comes to the lady and tells her that a woman her size should buy two tickets. After the whole embarrassment, the woman is made to drive, instead of flying, although she had threatened a lawsuit.

    THIS IS not very simple as it may seem. It wasn’t fair that the small man in our case today was tortured throughout his flight. He did not purchase a ticket to hell when he paid for the economy class. But then for this man like a mountain to be asked to pay for two tickets because of his size might look oppressive. His going for the economy class in the first place means no extra money to throw about. But seeing that he is an excruciating discomfort to another passenger, I will not blame the man who complained.

    @BIG A.K., I THINK you were rather elusive in your response to this. You only considered what is fair for the plus-size man and totally neglected the other guy. Maybe if you had brought this case home to yourself, you would have had another thing to say. Even when we enter taxis, we know how we feel when a very fat passenger enters. Sometimes the driver would altogether refuse to carry the passenger. Other times some passengers would drop from the vehicle and enter another one. This is why some of our big friends would just sit at the front seat alone, or pay for two seats behind.

    ASKING the big man in our story to pay for two tickets may not be the thing, but a refund of some percentage of the flight ticket cost to the slim man would definitely go some way in alleviating the suffering. The airline shouldn’t wait for a lawsuit before they do what is fair. And for the sake of mention, the big man would not make it one bit if he sues that passenger.

    THE MAIN THING I TAKE from this story is still what I once said here and a commentator by the name, Ola, came after me. There is virtually no limit to the advantages of being within limit. Being plus-size, apart from its attendant health risks, brings embarrassments now and again. And so, is it discrimination to advise people to trim down?

  5. @fifelomo, thank you for supporting me o! @Metu, et tu Brute? So where did you want the plus size man to sit or should he not board aircraft ? Where is Red and Hunter and Bench. A beg come and protect me so these people don’t crucify me. @Tendy come to my aid a beg! Ha ha ha ha ha !!!

  6. Metu has nailed it!!!
    However, trimming down doesn’t come as easy as the word was typed.
    The man deserved his comfort, I don’t blame him. Worst still, the fat man coughed all through, who knows what he was spreading?
    Again, asking the fat guy to buy two tickets would be unfair.
    Neither of the men is wrong. Emirates should have compensated the small man before it became a court case.

  7. However, trimming down doesn’t come as easy as the word was typed.
    The man deserved his comfort, I don’t blame him. Worst still, the fat man coughed all through, who knows what he was spreading?
    Again, asking the fat guy to buy two tickets would be unfair.
    Neither of the men is wrong. Emirates should have compkikensated the small man before it became a court case.

  8. Metu Nyetu, Bench and Hunter!!! Metu, where are your two friends? I like to read from you all the time. Thanks for keeping this platform more active with your brilliant ideas. I sure like.
    I however feel so bad for both men; the fat one en the lawyer. I can see the discomfort that engulfs them both.The fat one ain’t having it easy either, the seat was way too little, really! En for the lawyer, i sure understand!!!

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