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A larger man tried to be courteous on a flight and was humiliated instead

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Personal space is a luxury on commercial flights, and one larger Colorado man thoughtfully bought himself a second seat on Spirit Airlines to give his fellow passengers and himself plenty of room. His efforts were thwarted on his return flight, being humiliated in the process.

Jose Cordova of Westminster, Colorado flew out of Denver to Las Vegas, Nevada for a weekend with his friends. He purchased the extra ticket for the trip out and back; both tickets were honored on the way to Vegas. On the trip home, Spirit was overbooked and gave away his extra purchased ticket to someone else. He had to leave the plane and his friends, waiting for a later flight.

Cordova reported that he was embarrassed by the entire situation. On today’s “Pure Opelka,” attorney Wendy Patrick told Mike Opelka that the airline has since said they will “make this right,” which is usually code for “settlement.”

She believes Cordova will probably receive one under tort provisions for emotional distress.

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 12-3 p.m. ET, "Pure Opelka Replay" weekdays 10-1 a.m. ET & “Pure Opelka” Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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