Balance the plane!?!(3 Posts)
Sodepressedbythis Tue 28-May-19 20:36:17
tribpot Tue 28-May-19 20:42:23
So I was boarding a flight on a small plane(two rows of two seats) and was told by the crew that I would not have another passenger sitting next to me because they would need to ‘balance the plane’
It was so awful and embarrassing to be told this. I know I need to lose weight and you would think this would have motivated me but I now just stay in the house and eat more,
Has anyone else had something this happen to them?
This is quite normal on small aircraft. They didn't mean this in reference to your weight specifically, but rather how best to distribute the passengers in general - here is an article where a pilot explains more.
I can understand how it must have felt mortifying at the time but I imagine if the crew gave it any thought at all, they might have felt it was more embarrassing to say 'it isn't about your weight, you know' - implying that they thought you thought it might be!
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