A Weighty Situation on Southwest Airlines
I love reading about Kenlie's journey to health and weight loss on her blog All The Weigh. To date she has lost over 100 pounds and is still working on losing more. It saddened me to read about her experience with Southwest Airlines last week, she and other passengers on the plane were discriminated against because of their weight.
My mom and I typically board early so we were waiting in line when we noticed the gate representative (who had just printed our new tickets) publicly and loudly discuss the weight of a larger woman and clearly distraught woman who was brought to tears. The woman, Barbara, was told in front of everyone at the gate (including Mom and me) that she would have to purchase an additional seat to return to her home city. As a self-proclaimed frequent Southwest flyer, she said that she had never been so embarrassed, nor had she ever been asked to purchase an additional seat. Then she said "what about those ladies?!" Enter Mom and me.
Please read Kenlie's story on All the Weigh -- it is unbelievable that this is still going on!