The director and actor says a pilot ejected him because he didn’t fit properly in a single seat.
Smith wrote about the incident on his Twitter page Sunday saying, “I’m way fat, but I’m not there just yet,” and “if you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest Air.”
After angry comments from Smith and his fans were posted online, the airline issued and apology and gave him a $100 voucher.
Southwest says its “customer of size” policy requires travelers to make other arrangements if they don’t fit safely and comfortably in one seat.
Both Smith and the airline acknowledge that Smith bought two seats for his original flight from Oakland but he was flying standby in order to catch an earlier flight and only one seat was available.
Smith insists he was still able to put both armrests down and buckle his seat belt, which is Southwest’s policy.
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