Overweight New Zealand woman said she was forced to flee in a small chair

An overweight woman was bruised and left in tears after being forced to press a flight in a single aircraft seat, despite paying more money for two seats.

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Rebekah Siame traveled on a flight to Melbourne from Christchurch in May with Air New Zealand when she was moved to a smaller seat.

Mrs. Siame paid $ 150 for an & # 39; works deluxe & # 39; ticket that guarantees an extra seat next to her to make her feel comfortable during the flight.

She was instead crushed in a bulk headquarters with immobile armrests and another passenger beside her – a seat she had actively tried to avoid.

& # 39; I was in tears all the way and no one asked if I was okay & she said to Daily Mail Australia.

Rebekah Siame (photo) was traveling on a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch in May with Air New Zealand when she was moved to a smaller seat

Rebekah Siame (photo) was traveling on a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch in May with Air New Zealand when she was moved to a smaller seat

Siame paid $ 150 for an & # 39; works deluxe & # 39; ticket that guarantees an extra seat next to her to make her feel comfortable during the flight (photo: Air New Zealand cabin)
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Siame paid $ 150 for an & # 39; works deluxe & # 39; ticket that guarantees an extra seat next to her to make her feel comfortable during the flight (photo: Air New Zealand cabin)

Siame paid $ 150 for an & # 39; works deluxe & # 39; ticket that guarantees an extra seat next to her to make her feel comfortable during the flight (photo: Air New Zealand cabin)

Motionless armrests (pictured) on the bulkhead seat are in her thighs

Motionless armrests (pictured) on the bulkhead seat are in her thighs

Motionless armrests (pictured) on the bulkhead seat are in her thighs

The author, who wrote a comic novel based on an overweight woman, is willing to pay extra to ensure that both herself and other passengers avoid discomfort.

& # 39; The biggest concern I have is that I am fucking someone else with my body & # 39 ;, Siame said.

& # 39; I know I am a big a *** woman with big big and thick thighs.

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& # 39; I am fully prepared to pay more – I am not here for a free ride. & # 39;

MSame has never had any problems, but for the first time she was unexpectedly moved to a smaller chair.

After checking in and boarding the flight, Siame was shocked to find that the airline had changed seats without notifying her.

Mrs. Siame discovered that she had been transferred to a chair with a mass head, with the entertainment and meal plate built into the sides – a chair that she actively avoids because there is less space.

She said this was the first time she had ever moved from a chair for which she had deliberately paid, and found that she was stuck in a chair where her circulation was cut off on her legs and foot.

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& # 39; It was pain, an instrument of torture around my thighs, & # 39; Siame said.

& # 39; I text & # 39; my sister and she told me to tell a flight attendant.

& # 39; I didn't do it because it's humiliating. Everyone on the run would have known.

& # 39; I tried to avoid all this by booking the seat in advance. & # 39;

She described the flight as & # 39; horrible & # 39; because she had lost the sensation in her legs when the blood flow stopped.

Mrs. Siame (photo) said she is more than happy to spend extra cash to ensure she feels comfortable and those around her are also
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Mrs. Siame (photo) said she is more than happy to spend extra cash to ensure she feels comfortable and those around her are also

Mrs. Siame (photo) said she is more than happy to spend extra cash to ensure she feels comfortable and those around her are also

Mrs. Siame is so comfortable with her body and weight that she wrote a comic book based on an overweight woman (pictured: an image from the book)

Mrs. Siame is so comfortable with her body and weight that she wrote a comic book based on an overweight woman (pictured: an image from the book)

Mrs. Siame is so comfortable with her body and weight that she wrote a comic book based on an overweight woman (pictured: an image from the book)

& # 39; The flight attendants were right there and didn't even say anything, & # 39; said the author.

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Mrs. Siame was too nervous to say anything to the stewardesses because she thought moving because she couldn't fit in the chair would be embarrassing.

However, she said that if she had noticed her discomfort and asked her about it, she would have explained what was wrong.

By the time she landed in Christchurch after the three-hour flight, she had noticed that she had bruises along the sides of her thighs.

Mrs. Siame took the decision to file a complaint with Air New Zealand at the airport, but just received an email address.

After emailing the airline, she was told that she was being moved for a passenger with medical requirements, despite the & # 39; guarantee & # 39; on her $ 150 upgrade.

& # 39; It is almost as if I have paid extra money for someone else to sit in my chair & # 39 ;, Siame said.

She was disappointed that the airline did not even apologize and has since been eliminated from flying with the airline, once her favorite.

After checking in and boarding the flight, Siame was shocked to find that the airline had changed seats without notifying her.

After checking in and boarding the flight, Siame was shocked to find that the airline had changed seats without notifying her.

After checking in and boarding the flight, Siame was shocked to find that the airline had changed seats without notifying her.

An Air New Zealand spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that the & # 39; Works Deluxe & # 39; rates guarantee a neighbor-free seat, not a specific seat.

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"Although we will always endeavor to honor seat requests, we cannot guarantee that a certain seat will be allocated under our Conditions of Carriage, even if a reservation is confirmed and we reserve the right to reassign seats if necessary for operational reasons.

& # 39; This was the case on Mrs. Siame's flight, where our team unfortunately had to relocate Mrs. Siame's seat to accommodate another client who needed medical help due to a broken leg. & # 39 ;

The spokeswoman said that Mrs. Siame had been checked in through a self-service kiosk, so she was aware of the change she had to accept.

& # 39; We understand that Siame was checked in at a self-service kiosk that had shown her the seat change and asked her to accept the new seat or allow her to choose another available seat. & # 39;

According to our logs, she accepted this change and this matter did not come to the attention of our airport team. & # 39;

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Mrs. Siame said there was no obvious notice or possibility of changing seats when she was checking in and did not realize the change, since & # 39; 2C & # 39; resembled & # 39; 3C & # 39 ;.

& # 39; Although we appreciate Mrs. Siame's reasons for not warning the crew aboard her discomfort, they were made aware that they could have taken her to a more comfortable seat with an empty seat next to her. & # 39;

The answer from Mrs. Siame Air New Zealand is & # 39; mess & # 39 ;.

& # 39; It's not a bold story, it's a customer service story. Everyone should be entitled to what they paid for, & she said.

Mrs. Siame (photo) is not happy with Air New Zealand's response. She wondered what the point of the & # 39; warranty & # 39; is if it is not guaranteed

Mrs. Siame (photo) is not happy with Air New Zealand's response. She wondered what the point of the & # 39; warranty & # 39; is if it is not guaranteed

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Mrs. Siame (photo) is not happy with Air New Zealand's response. She wondered what the point of the & # 39; warranty & # 39; is if it is not guaranteed

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