While I haven't run this through Snopes yet, I'm thinking that this is all BS. First there are 2 empty seats behind the guy, and second ANYONE who has ridden on AA in the past decade knows that there is no way in Hell that one of their old battle ax FA's would allow someone to encroach on the aisle (especially on a narrowbody single aisle aircraft).
Amen. A little off topic but........Why do people feel that they should have more entitlements from the government, and the private sector? Health care needs to be reformed, but free health care for everybody? Why do I as a taxpayer have to pay for this? There are health insurance plans out there for everybody to afford even if you don't make a lot. How much you make (even if its "free" welfare or unemployment) determines the coverage you can afford.
Ohhhhh but I can't afford health coverage cuz I had to buy my 55 inch plazma, a my new SUV.