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Man Is So Tall He Was Upgraded To First Class Because He Couldn't Fit In Standard Seat

Claire Reid

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Man Is So Tall He Was Upgraded To First Class Because He Couldn't Fit In Standard Seat

An exceptionally tall bloke had to be upgraded to first class because he couldn’t fit in a standard aeroplane seat. You can see him open about the journey here:


Beau Brown, 29, was flying from Georgia to North Carolina and, aware of his super size, booked himself a seat on the exit row so he’d have a bit more room to stretch out his legs. 

But, when the time came to take his seat, he realised that he was unable to fit into his seat and called over a flight attendant who explained he would need to switch planes. 

And the switch came with an extra bonus, as the flight attendant also informed Beau he would be getting bumped up to first class where they would be better able to accommodate his 7ft 1inc height.

Not bad, eh? Probably makes up for all the times he’s whacked his head on doorframes. 

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Beau shared the funny story on his TikTok page, where he has 1.7 million followers and regularly shares clips about what life is like for someone so tall.

Beau said: "Travelling is always a huge struggle for me and flying can be seriously uncomfortable.

"When I boarded the plane I'd booked an exit row seat which is usually enough space for me, but on this occasion I was still too tall to fit.

"My knees touched the seats in front of me, and I was pinned in, unable to sit down or get up.

"I told the stewardess that I didn't fit and she was really lovely about it.

"The airport staff then told me I'd be switching flights, but they'd be bumping me up to first class which was pretty sweet.

"The flight was only 40 minutes, but it was a very comfortable 40 minutes compared to what would have been plain torture.

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Credit: SWNS

"When I flew to Los Angeles last year they couldn't upgrade me, and my knees had to be out in the isle the whole time.

"My legs were being hit by stewardesses and their carts and people were complaining about me fidgeting and knocking their seats - it was chaos."

Beau, who works as a cinematographer, has size 18 feet and needs to have all his shoes and clothes specially made.

He says his height makes him unique and although he gets annoyed with people constantly telling him he should play basketball, he wouldn't change it for the world.

"At times it's frustrating when I end up spending excessive amounts on regular every day items," Beau said.

"But I love standing out from the crowd and owning my appearance.

"My family are all big so they know the struggles that come with being tall, and they're all super supportive of me.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

"Before I could afford my own place, renting was a nightmare as I'd be constantly ducking all the time because of the low ceilings.

"Now my condo has specially constructed 12 feet ceilings and lots of space inside so I can fully relax at home in a comfortable environment.

"I really love sharing my experiences with other people on social media, and now I've got the following that I can earn money from posting content which is another big plus.

"My dream is to have a travel show which shows the complications of being 7ft tall around the world - that would be awesome!"

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: US News, TikTok

Claire Reid
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