Thai Airways ban obese flyers, passengers carrying infants

Thai Airways fitted new seatbelt airbags on business class seats on its Dreamliner 787-9 fleet recently. The news was music to the ears of those nervous flyers. But, however, it’s not that good a decision for  fat people and parents of young children.

It seems that passengers with a waistline of more than 142.24 cm (or 56 inches) will not be able to fasten the new seatbelt airbags in a way that meets safety standards. Similarly, parents of young children will now be forced into cattle class if they need to travel with their kids on their laps. The seatbelts can’t be extended because of the airbag mechanism.

The airline has now imposed a waist size limit on passengers and banned passengers carrying infants on their laps.