Darren Beales, 36, traveled on a Qantas flight on Friday when he was & # 39; terribly ashamed & # 39; was by a flight attendant, he says
A man who was embarrassed and forced to move seats on board a Qantas flight, says he often does not leave his Geelong because he is afraid of being misused about his weight.
Over the years, Darren Beales, 36, was tormented by people in passing cars, his weight was shown by children as their parents chuckled and stared at him as he walked down the street.
He has been great all his life.
The 36-year-old, who lives with his partner and his dog Bailey, said that having a slow metabolism runs in his family.
After having been glued to his weight for so long, Mr Beales prefers to stay current and uses online video games as his main source of social interaction.
& # 39; To tell you the truth, I am not really leaving my home & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; I'm not afraid to go there, but every time you walk down the road, you've seen people watching you or yelling out of their car & "39 you lose a little, c ***" & # 39;
Mr. Friday had to Beales walked from his booked seat in the row with the exit of an airplane to another seat, five rows back, and told by a flight attendant that next time he & # 39; had to reserve two seats for himself & # 39 ;.
He says that the comment put him down & # 39; belittled & # 39; felt and compared his walk with a new seat on the plane to a & # 39; walk of shame & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I felt very low and embarrassed & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; Everyone was tired and it was a pretty full plane. I was withdrawn, this man took my place and I took his.
& # 39; Everyone looked at me and tried to figure out what was going on.
& # 39; If you walk across the lane, you have the feeling that you are walking the shame. & # 39;
Beales traveled to one of his online friends for his birthday, saying that the incident on board his flight prevented him from focusing on anything other than how he would board his flight home for the next two days.
The man, from Norlane in Geelong, says he was told that he couldn't sit in a chair because he needed a seat belt extender, and was subsequently told by a stewardess that in the future he would have two seats for himself to buy
He says he has more than his looks, and wants people to be able to look beyond the numbers.
& # 39; People out there, they don't know me & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; They only see what I look like – they don't know me by walking in my shoes, they don't know what I'm doing for the community.
& # 39; I don't see those people who help the community like me. The world just went to hell. & # 39;
Mr. Beales says that someone else had booked his plane ticket for him and simply asked him if he wanted extra legroom, to which he had quickly agreed. This was the first time he was in the last row.
The man from Geelong said he had passed the first ticket inspection without any problems, but when he showed his ticket to the flight attendant on the plane, he was told that there was a problem.
The caregiver began to lead him to the right aisle when she realized he was in a spout and said he just should not sit.
& # 39; She said you should sit in the chair that you were assigned to, and when everyone is seated, we will take you upstairs and put you in another chair, & # 39; he explained.
After everyone had boarded the plane, Mr. Beales said the woman returned with an extender belt and moved him five rows back on the plane.
& # 39; She came down with an extender belt and said you could go to this location, and the other man was there, so I had to sit behind the man and he sat down in my chair and I was in his , & # 39; he said.
Mr. Beales said that he was during the trial & # 39; small and small & # 39; felt. The 36-year-old has been big all his life and says that he often does not leave the house because of the abuse he receives about his size
Mr. Beales was placed in an aisle seat with an empty seat on its side.
Incredibly, the stewardess even advised to buy two seats next time.
& # 39; She came back to me [after I moved] and said, "it's against airline rules that anyone who needs help or has an extended seat belt" [may be in the spout], & # 39 ; he said.
& # 39; She said that next time you would like to buy a second seat, we will give you half the price.
& # 39; All I wanted was the legroom so that I could stretch out. I didn't need a second seat – it was a bit limp but I had to do it.
& # 39; I got the seats for the legroom, not the extra room. An extra seat was not necessary. & # 39;
Mr Beales, who works as a volunteer at a homeless shelter, gets back the extra amount he paid for his seat in the row, but says he could have been there
Beales said he disagreed with Qantas policy, which dictates that anyone who needs a seatbelt enlarger should not be allowed to fly in the run, but he was most wounded by the way the flight attendant approached the issue.
& # 39; She said all this to me when I boarded the plane – she didn't pull me aside before I sat down and told me to talk to you for a moment, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I felt very small and so small. & # 39;
Mr Beales said that there had been a crisis on board, he would have helped.
Qantas defended Mr Beales's move and explained that the airline has a policy that everyone who needs a medical aid, such as a seat belt extender, should not be in a spout.
An airline spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia: & # 39; CASA gives airlines directions on the criteria for suitable passengers to be in queues. & # 39;
& # 39; If passengers cannot meet these criteria, airlines including Qantas will ask passengers to change seats &, said she.
Beales said he got $ 120 back for the extra money he paid for his exit row, but says he was told that his complaint against the stewardess would be handled internally, and that he would probably not be heard of a resolution.
Qantas customer service has contacted the man regarding his exchange with the supervisor, but Mr. Beales said he is unlikely to hear what the result is
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