‘Giant’ upgraded to first class because he couldn’t fit in normal plane seat

A “giant” scored a free upgrade to first-class because he was too tall for a standard seat on airliner.

TikTokker Beau Brown deliberately booked the seat near an emergency exit for his short-haul flight to North Carolina from Georgia because, at over seven feet tall, he knew he’d have trouble squeezing into his seat.

Beau, 29, stands at a whopping 7ft 1ins – which can make some aspects of his life a serious challenge.

And his size made his trip to Georgia almost ended before it had even begun.

As soon as he sat down, he realised that he was unable to fit into his seat – and was forced to switch planes.

Beau was originally worried the airline wouldn't accommodate his size, but instead they bumped him up to first class to apologise.

He shared the hilarious story on his Tik Tok, where he has some 1.7 million followers.

The video has since been viewed over 6 million times.

Beau, from Atlanta, Georgia, 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 to 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.

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

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

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Over the years, Beau has embraced his height and established a wide following on social media where he shares his daily activities.

He's had many videos go viral, including one of him gripping a full size basketball with one hand and another documenting the struggles that come with staying in hotels.

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

He loves socialising with strangers who come up to him in the street asking him questions about his height and posing for photos.

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It certainly hasn't affected his ability to find love, and last month Beau got married to his long term partner Sara, 26, who isn't so short herself – measuring 6ft 1ins.

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.

"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!"

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