A PLUS-size mannequin claims she was banned from boarding a flight as a result of she was too fats for her seat.
Influencer Juliana Nehme, 38, stated she was then instructed to purchase a £2,480 first-class ticket which had an even bigger seat so she may match.
He ended up staying at Beirut Airport, Lebanon along with his mom, whereas his sister and niece caught a Qatar Airways flight to Doha, Qatar.
That meant he additionally missed the following connecting flight from Doha to his house in San Paulo, Brazil.
Nehme, who had been on vacation along with her household, confided on-line: “They deny my proper to journey. I am determined. Assist me. They do not need me to board as a result of I am fats.
“I’ve to purchase a enterprise ticket. I haven’t got this cash. I do not know what to do. It is solely half-hour till the airplane leaves.
“What a disgrace for a corporation like Qatar to permit this sort of discrimination in opposition to individuals! I am fats, however I am identical to everybody else!”
However Qatar Airways confirmed that he was initially denied boarding as a result of everybody he was touring with failed to offer the required Covid take a look at documentation to board the connecting flight to Doha.
Nehme additionally grew to become aggressive with check-in employees, it was claimed.
The airline added passengers who “occlude the house of fellow passengers and can’t safe their seat belts or decrease their armrests could also be required to buy further seats as a security precaution and for the consolation and security of all passengers”.
And insists that that is in keeping with trade follow and most different airways.
A spokesperson instructed MailOnline: “The passenger in query at Beirut Airport was initially very impolite and aggressive to examine employees when one in all their journey events didn’t produce the PCR documentation required to enter Brazil,” stated an airline spokesperson.
“Consequently, airport safety was requested to intervene as employees and passengers had been very involved about his behaviour.”
Juliana was not refunded for her £830 ticket. It’s understood that he managed to ebook onto one other flight tonight.
She had traveled out to Lebanon initially with AirFrance, and stated there was no downside on the journey.
Qatar Airways has been approached for remark.