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Influencer accuses airline of discriminating because she’s ‘too fat’

Qatar Airways treated her unfairly because of her size.

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A well-known airline, according to a Brazilian influencer, has refused to let her fly because she is “too fat.” In a social media video that has since gone viral, plus-sized model Juliana Nehme, 38, said that Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways treated her unfairly because of her size.

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After vacationing in Lebanon, Ms. Nehme was travelling via Doha with her mother, sister, and nephew to return to Brazil.

She claims that a staff member informed her that if she wanted to take the trip home, she would have to purchase a first-class seat, which was much more expensive. According to reports, the airline said that the plus-sized influencer was denied boarding because one of Ms. Nehme’s relatives failed to submit the required Covid-19 test.

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A representative for Qatar Airlines said, “The passenger in question at Beirut Airport was initially extremely rude and aggressive to check-in workers when one of her travelling group failed to produce requisite PCR papers for entry to Brazil. “As a result, airport security was requested to intervene as staff and passengers were extremely concerned with her behavior.”

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“I bought a return ticket to Brazil through Qatar,” she said, Peaking in her native Portuguese, “and when I arrived at the time to check in, a Qatar flight attendant contacted my mother and informed her I wasn’t welcome to board because I’m fat.”

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Juliana stated in her post that she spent about two hours pleading with the airline to allow her to board the flight and return home. “My mother, too, tried everything.” “I was threatened when I attempted to record what they were doing,” she claimed.

In order to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety, Qatar Airways stated that any customer “who obstructs the space of a fellow traveller and cannot secure their seatbelt or lower their armrests may be compelled to pay an additional seat.”

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