"It's like being in a subway car for two-and-a-half hours, which is awful."
That's how 6'7" Brooks Anderson explained his recent flight on Spirit Airlines. A flight that, because he is so tall, featured Anderson standing during almost the entire thing. That's because the seat he was assigned was the smallest he's ever seen. The long and short of it? He just couldn't fit.
But instead of letting him stick his feet in the aisle -- a modest request considering he had that last seat in the back of the plane -- Anderson had to ask if he could stand for the flight. The flight crew obliged.
"It's bizarre," Anderson's mother, Katie, told ABC. "This was the first time he's been treated like this."
According to ABC, the leg room on Anderson's plane was only 28 inces, three inches less than the standard 31.
The family has complained to Spirit but has yet to hear back. However the airline did issue a statement to ABC: "We do offer the option of exit row seating and our Big Front Seats for customers who prefer more legroom. We do not require customers to stand during flight.