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This is going to be a bigger and bigger problem in the future.  I see it moving beyond weight issues as travelers become older and need more assistance while in-flight or need/require aisle seating. Good video embedded on page.  View Southwests Guidelines For Customer Size.  And here is a story about a smelly passenger being tossed off a flight. TB

When film director Kevin Smith was recently kicked off a flight because of his size, he focused his anger on Southwest, but the incident put the spotlight on all airlines and their heavy passenger policies.

Smith said that he had no trouble buckling his seat belt and lowering his armrests on the flight Saturday and that his neighbors didn't complain about him invading their space.

via edition.cnn.com