The unfortunate woman
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A traveler has shared the heartbreaking incident where a fellow passenger had to step on the luggage scale before departure after confusing the airport staff about her weight.

A clip detailing the humiliating move was posted in March but has amassed 1.6 million views on TikTok as viewers speculated about whether the airline was discriminating against plus-sized travelers.

"All airports trying to get their act together as a woman being asked to step on a baggage weighing machine because she claimed to weigh 130 pounds," TikTok user @lilwessel wrote in the caption.


He added, "It's a small plane so they needed our weight to take off for safety reasons."

In the accompanying five-second footage, taken at an unidentified airport, the passenger in question can be seen standing at a luggage scale in front of fellow flyers.

Needless to say, the embarrassing ordeal divided TikTok opinion with one viewer writing: "Why are people so mean." "That's not fair," said another.


Meanwhile, a third recalled being under similar scrutiny, explaining, "I was traveling home from the Philippines and they tested me... I've never been so embarrassed in my life."

However, others supported the airline. "They care about weight limits on small planes because they need to be medium weight in a certain part of the plane," said another.