God, he just gets worse every day.
The only reason which makes any kind of sense, if you can temporarily shoehorn your intellect into the leftist mold, is that Smith resents having been embarrassed into losing weight, and elevates his feelings above genuine rights. Smith’s perceived right to fly, without being called fat, trumps the airline’s right to set its own rules and operate as efficiently as possible. Smith bloviates as though Southwest Airlines wants to embarrass and alienate its customers. It couldn’t possibly be that they engineered the most efficient way to transport the most people at the lowest cost, and that method excluded his highly unusual girth.
Larger seats or a similar accommodation for overweight people would mean fewer passengers on each plane, which would mean higher fares. Is Smith really saying that everyone else who isn’t prohibitively overweight ought to pay more to maintain his self-esteem?