Obese passengers and parents with young children have been banned from flying business class on Thai Airways’ new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Thai Airways International (THAI) says the limit on waist sizes for passengers, and ban on carrying infants on laps, in business class on its two Boeing 787-9 aircraft is a consequence of the installation of seat belt airbags for safety.
This meant that passengers with a waistline of over 56 inches (142.24cms) could not fasten these new seatbelt airbags, which meet US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety standards, Flt Lt Prathana Pattanasiri, vice president of THAI’s aviation safety, security and standards department said on Friday
Passengers in those seats also could not carry infants on their laps.
Source: The Bangkok Post