Woman weighed like baggage before flight: ‘Never been so embarrassed’
2023/06/13

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A TikTok video has gone viral showing a woman being asked to step on a baggage scale before takeoff after claiming she weighed 130lbs. The incident divided viewers, with some accusing the airline of discriminating against plus-size travelers while others sided with the airline, saying weight limits on small planes are necessary for safety reasons. This comes as body-positive influencers have accused airlines of not accommodating plus-sized people. In 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration advisory announced that airlines could soon require plus-sized passengers to step on the scale or provide their weight before boarding, but later backpedaled, stating that most airlines would resort to other measures of calculating passenger mass.

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