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Man kicked off plane from Vegas due to weight

Posted at 12:17 AM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 03:17:19-04

A Las Vegas birthday bash turned into a nightmare for a New Jersey man after he says he was kicked off a plan because of his weight.

Errol Narvaez already had a fear of flying when he got on an United Airlines flight after celebrating his 31st birthday here in Las Vegas. He says he was just trying to get home but then another passenger complained about his weight.

"Because where we were sitting I could still kind of hear what he was saying," Narvaez said. "He said um this is a 5 hour flight and that he needs to be comfortable."

Narvaez, who weighs 385 pounds, says a supervisor walked up to him and asked him to get off the plane. Narvaez said his weight has never been an issue on a plane before.

United has released a statement saying customers are required to buy a second seat if they can't sit with both armrests down.

Narvaez says he doesn't have a problem with buying a second seat if that's what is required but he added the implementation has been inconsistent.