A Bedfordshire man who is flying from London to New York with United Airlines this weekend, is spending extra time in the gym in order to better defend himself on board.
Peter Thape (33) from Luton is working hard on his core strength over the next few days, to make it harder for airline staff to be pry him from his seat.
Thape accepts that three or four days extra in the gym may not make him invincible, but knows that it might give him an edge against lesser prepared passengers.
‘I accept that it could be any of us that gets chosen for a beating on this flight,’ began Thape.
‘But if I bulk up, even a little, the staff might easily look past me, and choose someone else for the usual thrashing,’ added Thape.