Things that are taken for granted and don't affect unfat people at all are often problematic for those of us who are fat.Ambulance The City of Denton, Texas decided to charge people over 300 pounds, $25 extra to ride in an ambulance.

The several articles that I found on this incident varied but the basic story was the same.

The passenger claims to have told the airline of his size when he booked the reservation and was told to buy a second seat.

The passenger notified the airport police and the French human rights federation.

In a burst of concern about passenger comfort, the manufacturer of wide-body 767 and 777 aircraft, have included economy class seats that are 18" and 18.5" inches respectively.

I am never quite sure which is worse when I am flying coach.

The physical discomfort that I feel or what I know or believe my seat mates are feeling or thinking about me and the physical discomfort I am imposing on them.In 1999 Air France tried to require a 375-lb man to buy two seats to accomodate his bulk.And when you do sit down next to someone, most all but the thinnest get a look on their faces that says "oh, no." The attitudes of many airline passengers toward fat people are reflected in a couple of news articles.From Newsweek magazine: "So, You think it's Hell to Fly? Next time, you're stuck way back in coach, chin tucked under your knees, breathing in as the fat guy next to you breathes out. Things could be worse." In the Wall Street Journal, a passenger on a plane stuck on the tarmac in Detroit, Michigan, for hours during a January 1999 snow storm says he thought to himself, " I've wasted almost two days of my vacation on an airplane with a bunch of crying-ass kids and big fat people I don't know." It is all about the size of airline seats.Anyone who has flown in the coach section of a commercial airline knows that economy class seats are small.In most single aisle aircraft produced in the United States, over the last couple of decades, economy class seats are about 17" or 17.2" wide.