Juliana Nehme had been prevented from boarding a flight because of her weight; Qatar Airways claimed that the company’s posture is consistent with market practices
The company required the model to buy a first-class ticket because of its weight
The airline Qatar Airways issued a statement this Friday, 25, defending itself against the accusation of the Brazilian model Juliana Nehme that the company would have prevented her from boarding a flight because she was “too fat”. According to reports on social media, Qatar officials would have stopped Juliana and demanded that she buy a first-class ticket to be able to travel from Lebanon to Doha, in Qatar. The airline stated that the request is consistent with “industry practice and similar to most airlines, anyone who makes space for another passenger impossible and is unable to fasten a seatbelt or lower the armrests may be asked to purchase an additional seat both as a safety precaution and for everyone’s comfort.” The company also claimed that the intervention of the airport security team was necessary because Juliana presented herself as “extremely rude and aggressive with the check-in team”. Juliana Nehme managed to board a flight to Doha, this Thursday afternoon, the 24th. “I would like to thank everyone who helped me. I have no words, I can’t thank you. I will pray for each one”, said the Brazilian, visibly moved. “As for the accusations that I was rude and fought with the attendants, it’s a lie! They are trying to camouflage what they did to me.”
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