A PLUS-size mannequin claimed she was banned from boarding a flight as a result of she was too fats for her seat.
Influencer Juliana Nehme, 38, mentioned she was then informed to purchase a £2,480 first-class ticket which has bigger seats so she may match.
Pluz-size mannequin Juliana Nehme claimed she was stopped from boarding a flight as a result of she is just too fats[/caption]
The influencer claimed she was informed to purchase a first-class ticket[/caption]
She ended up staying in Beirut Airport, Lebanon along with her mum, whereas her sister and nephew caught the Qatar Airways flight to Doha, Qatar.
It meant she additionally missed the onward connection flight from Doha to her residence in San Paulo, Brazil.
Nehme, who had been holidaying with household, vented on-line: “They’re denying my proper to journey. I’m determined. Assist me. They don’t need me to board as a result of I’m fats.
“I would like to purchase a enterprise ticket. I don’t have this cash. I don’t know what to do. There may be solely 30 minutes till the airplane takes off.
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“What a disgrace for an organization like Qatar to permit any such discrimination towards individuals! I’m fats, however I’m identical to everybody else!”
However Qatar Airways insisted she was initially denied boarding as a result of a relative she was travelling with failed to offer the required Covid check documentation to board the connecting flight to Doha.
Nehme additionally turned aggressive to check-in workers, it was claimed.
The airline added passengers who “impede upon the area of a fellow traveller and can’t safe their seatbelt or decrease their armrests could also be required to buy a further seat each as a security precaution and for the consolation and security of all passengers”.
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And it insisted that that is according to business apply and most different airways.
A spokesman informed MailOnline: “The passenger in query at Beirut Airport was initially extraordinarily impolite and aggressive to check-in workers workers when one among her travelling occasion didn’t produce required PCR documentation for entry to Brazil,’ an airline spokesman mentioned.
“Because of this, airport safety was requested to intervene as workers and passengers had been extraordinarily involved along with her behaviour.”
Juliana was not refunded for her £830 ticket. It’s understood she managed to e-book onto one other flight tonight.
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She had travelled out to Lebanon initially with AirFrance, and mentioned there have been no issues with that journey.
Qatar Airways has been approached for remark.