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Australia'Fat-shamed' or fair enough? Obese passenger accuses Qantas of 'belittling' him after a flight attendant told him he had to move from his seat next to the emergency exit

04:00  23 may  2019
04:00  23 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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' Fat - shamed ' or fair enough ? Obese passenger accuses Qantas of ' belittling ' him after a flight attendant told him he had to move from his seat next to the emergency exit . A Qantas passenger claims he was fat - shamed by a flight attendant who said he was too large to sit in the

A Qantas passenger accused the airline of “ fat shaming ” after he was asked to move from his Darren Beales said he was asked by a flight attendant to move seats during a flight from “She told me I was required to move due to ‘air regulations’ – but then she turned around and said: ‘ Next time

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A Qantas passenger claims he was fat-shamed by a flight attendant who said he was too large to sit in the exit row seat he had purchased and should have bought two seats.

'Fat-shamed' or fair enough? Obese passenger accuses Qantas of 'belittling' him after a flight attendant told him he had to move from his seat next to the emergency exit
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Darren Beales told The Geelong Advocate he was asked to move from his pre-booked exit row seat in front of other passengers on Friday due to airline regulations, which say anyone requiring an extended seat belt cannot sit in an exit row.

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After he was moved , he was then told he should buy two seats next time. Mr Beales said he felt 'small' and ' belittled ' A flight attendant has slammed a man who claimed he was ' fat shamed ' by being forced to move seats ' Fat - shamed ' or fair enough ? Obese passenger accuses Qantas

QANTAS cabin crew have been accused by a male passenger of “ fat - shaming ” him after he was Flights : Passenger accuses Qantas cabin crew of ‘ fat - shaming ’ after he 's told to move seat . Darren Beales has said he expressly booked a seat in an emergency exit row on the Melbourne to

He claims when he questioned the flight attendant's orders, the woman responded brashly, telling him next time he should invest in a second seat.

Mr Beales described the flight attendant as a 'bully' who had 'fat-shamed' him.

CASA EXIT ROW REGULATIONS

Under CASA guidelines, to sit in an exit row, passengers must be:

Passengers who are travelling with an infant or child or someone who requires assistance in an emergency are not permitted to sit in an exit row.

'She told me I was required to move due to 'air regulations' — but then she turned around and said: "Next time you can pay for a second seat for half price",' he said.

'I can fit into the seat fine - I didn't need a second seat.'

'Fat-shamed' or fair enough? Obese passenger accuses Qantas of 'belittling' him after a flight attendant told him he had to move from his seat next to the emergency exit© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Beales said he felt 'belittled' during the incident, which took place in front of other passengers. Qantas' customer service department will be contacting the man in regards to the exchange Mr Beales said he was left feeling dejected about the situation and was ready to get off the plane after the incident.

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After he was moved , he was then told he should buy two seats next time. Darren Beales, 36, was travelling on a Qantas flight on Friday when he was ' fat shamed ' by a flight The Geelong man said he passed the first ticket inspection without a problem, but when he showed his ticket to the flight

A man has accused an airline of " fat - shaming " him after being told he was too big for his pre-booked seat . Darren Beales had pre-booked an exit row seat on a Qantas flight from Melbourne, Australia, to Brisbane on Friday. Once he boarded the flight , he asked cabin crew for a seat belt extension, given

A Qantas spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia the airline's policy around who could and could not sit in the exit row was in line with CASA regulations.

'CASA provides guidance to airlines on the criteria for appropriate passengers to be seated in exit rows,' she said.

'If passengers are unable to meet this criteria airlines including Qantas will ask passengers to change seats.'

'Fat-shamed' or fair enough? Obese passenger accuses Qantas of 'belittling' him after a flight attendant told him he had to move from his seat next to the emergency exit© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Darren Beales (pictured) says he was fat shamed during a Qantas flight when a flight attendant told him he should have booked two seats for himself

The airline's customer service department will contact Mr Beales about his complaint.

Mr Beales also discussed his alleged mistreatment with Today, telling the show he felt 'belittled' by Qantas staff, and could have helped someone in the event of an emergency, regardless of his size.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Beales for further comment.

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