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A British Airways passenger was stuck in his seat for 3 hours after landing and had to be taken out of first class with a hoist

Aug 08, 2023

A plus-sized passenger was stuck in his seat for three hours after the plane landed, The Sun reported.

He was seated in 1A, which is typically reserved for British Airways Executive Club Gold card holders.

Emergency services had to remove a door and hoist him out of his seat, The Sun reported.

A plus-sized British Airways passenger got stuck in a first-class seat after his flight landed in the UK from Nigeria early on Saturday morning, The Sun reported.

The newspaper reported that the passenger was wedged in his seat for about three hours after the 6 ½-hour flight from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos landed at London's Heathrow Airport at 5.10 a.m.

The passenger was seated in 1A, a much-desired seat that is typically reserved for Executive Club Gold card holders, The Sun reported.

The cabin crew got involved and tried to calm the passenger after he realized that he was unable to leave his seat, but they were unable to shift him, the outlet said.

Emergency services were then called to get the passenger out, with an engineering note outlining the plan.

The note, reviewed by The Sun, reportedly said: "A volumetric passenger is stuck in seat 1A. The plan is to remove the suite door and use a hoist to eject [him] from the seat."

The door was ultimately removed and the passenger was extricated from his suite using the hoist, the outlet reported.

Business Class Experts, a travel website, says that seats in British Airways First Class are nearly two-feet-wide.

British Airways did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.

Last month, CNN reported on plus-sized passengers calling out US airlines for the shrinking width of airplane seats and the requirements that larger passengers pay for an additional seat.

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