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CHICAGO (WBBM) – A Spirit Airlines passenger says he stood for most of a holiday flight from Chicago because he is too tall to comfortably fit into a seat.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Pat Cassidy reports, 6-foot 7-inch Brooks Anderson, 25, was taking a Spirit Airlines flight from Chicago to Fort Myers, Fla., to see his family for Christmas.

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But Anderson says he couldn’t fit comfortably in his coach seat. He was trying to squeeze his knees under his chin.

Anderson says the flight attendants wouldn’t let him stick his knees in the aisle, so he was told to sit with the attendants at a tray table.

When that proved too uncomfortable, he was told to stand in the aisle, which he did for 2 1/2 hours. He had to dodge people going to the restroom.

ABC News says Spirit has seats with slightly less leg room than other airlines, but passengers can spend an extra $45 for a little bit more.

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