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Welcome back everybody well world champion sumo wrestler flying to Italy banned from a delta flight because.
Not because he -- disturbance but because of his size she passenger be banned from flying because of that their size.
Well Laura Ingle is picking up the story with more all this live from New York -- -- Hi -- let you know recent business trip turned into a big disappointment.
And -- canceled ticket for the American amateur sumo wrestler who holds the Guinness world record for the heaviest living athlete on the planet.
Many Yarborough stands six foot seven and weighs 700.
Pounds -- despite his size he says he's traveled throughout the years just fine.
Making special arrangements ahead of time with airlines of buying extra seats a recent trip booked on Delta Airlines from Newark to Italy where -- had a paying -- Was canceled without any real explanation according Yarborough.
I could see if I just try to go one seat -- they would have argument but this is it's it's I had three seeds.
So there's this would mystified as even more -- anyway even.
And 700 pounds of expressive and -- over the receives through this more than a comedies so I really don't know like.
What the problem was -- Now most airlines including delta have a standard customer of size policy that doesn't have a weight limit but rather an armrest rule.
The arm rests on each side of -- seat must be comfortably lowered to hold a passenger if not.
Additional seats must be purchased at Delta Airlines tells fox they review these on a case by case basis adding quote.
We conducted a thorough review of the customer's request to fly with us.
Based on that revealed we simply cannot accommodate his request.
We also spoke with a -- -- attorney who tells us it will be up to the Department of Transportation now to decide if there was any discrimination in -- -- case.
You're telling a person and everybody else can fly but -- click your way out you're not gonna fly anymore.
That's wrong and I hope the DOT.
Forces this airline give up enough of the penalty that's fine that the airline shall think twice.
Before they tell and -- Yarborough or anybody like -- you too big for our planes.
And the DOT confirms with fox they are reviewing the case but have not.
Made a decision yet on this election what -- --
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