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Jetstar apologises after mistaking woman for being pregnant

I was stunned and shocked, and said 'I am not pregnant'.

Jetstar has apologised to a Wellington woman after one of its flight attendants mistook her for being pregnant.
Grethe Andersen, 24, was flying from Wellington to Auckland on Sunday for a weekend away with friends.
As she was boarding, the male flight attendant gestured to his stomach and muttered something.
When she asked him to repeat himself, thinking he was asking how heavy her bag was, he asked, “How many weeks are you?”
"I was stunned and shocked, and said 'I am not pregnant'," she says. "I tried to make a joke about it, but I was feeling really self conscious."
Once the flight had arrived in Auckland, Ms Andersen brought the issue up with the cabin crew but did not receive an apology, Stuff.co.nz reports.
She posted her disappointment on Jetstar's Facebook page, with many others commenting on how insensitive the question was.
"I was there to celebrate with my girlfriends, dress up and look good. As a woman, it's not a good feeling when you're asked if you're pregnant and you're not," she said.
However, the airline has since contacted Grethe, offering her an apology and a $100 voucher.

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