Notice that international measurements such as sizes of chairs in airports are actually bigger from asian perspective.
International terminal at Bangkok.
See the Asian woman’s feet are dangling from the chairs.
Apparently our legs are too short to touch the ground.
International size standards follow the bigger size from European and Americans.
For Asians it means more space for us.
Except when in the plane wherein space is limited and seated next to the biggest guy (ever!)
Maybe the ground stewards intentionally seated the smallest, skinniest girl in the plane next to the biggest guy.
The armrest in between of the seats were actually pulled up because the guy could not fit on the chair.
Thus occupied (stole) the (extra) half seat space of the skinny girl next to him.
– Gypsy girl flying solo