Made it back to Cincinnati last night. I didn't realize that I was actually on stand-by for my flight from LAX. The agent in BKK said they couldn't assign a seat because it was a Delta flight on a Northwest itinerary. I wouldn't normally have believed that, but I had some weird problems with mixing them before.
Turns out that I got the last seat available. I was looking at the cleared list (those on standby assigned to a seat) and the standby list. My name wasn't on either, and there were only one or 2 seats listed available. I went to the counter and the agent told me she was just issuing my seat. I ended up sitting in a a middle seat, but fortunately, I was in between two normal sized women. That was a lot more comfortable than in the same row as two large men.
I've really noticed how fat Americans have become. Well, maybe they have always been that way. In fact, I still am fat, just not as fat as I was a year ago. I saw more fat people yesterday traveling than I have in the last year on Thailand (not counting foreigners).