A plus-sized model has badly slammed airlines because she was unable to fit in their seats and because of this she has to travel uncomfortably.
Meg Goldberger, plus-size empowerment coach has called out the air line companies because most of them do not accommodate their big size passengers and the person with large size unable to fit in their seats and toilets.
Meg, 24 years old, lives in Cardiff, UK. She is plus sized women and her weight is around 280lbs and because of her big size she has to face a lot of discrimination during her flights and now she is fed up with this situation.
While speaking to The Sun, the empowerment coach, said that all the airlines should design their seats and toilets for the people with big size so that they can travel comfortably.
“This summer’s going to see more flights canceled, and plus-size people should not have to endure b*llying and fat sh*ming on planes.
“I want airlines to offer us a business or first class upgrades for free if there are empty seats.
“I won’t pay for it, but it means we get access to bigger toilets and bigger seats. It makes flying more comfortable for me.”
She also shared that how afraid she feels whenever she travels by air because of their small seats and most of the time she get stuck in the seat and their seat belts are also unsuitable that’s why sometimes she left unable to buckle her seat belt safely.
“Every time I am on a plane, I can’t use seat trays because there is insufficient space. I fear that I would be stuck and wouldn’t be able to move an inch. Also, I am also terrified of getting stuck in the small economy loo.”
“I’m an empowerment coach, and demanding better facilities for plus size people is important, especially with strikes and airlines unable to even look after luggage currently.”
Goldberger, also shared her recent experience of Dubai’s flight where some people in a flight abused her because of her large size.
“As soon as I walked down the plane’s aisle, a passenger called me a “fat cow” while another said I belonged in some cargo hold.”
According to her, it is the responsibility of the airlines to provide a safe and comfortable environment to their passenger and all people deserve respect whether they are small or big, thick or thin, tall or short.
“We, plus-size individuals, suffer long-term trauma or PTSD from in-flight fat sh*ming.”
“Imagine being stared at all through flight and having nowhere to run. People should be ashamed.”
“I weigh the same as Olympic bodybuilders or weight lifters. They get free upgrades, so should I? It’s only fair we get bigger seats and safe spaces.”
While spoke about one of her worst flight experiences the 24-year-old said that the plane staff didn’t behave well with her and treated her in a fat-phobic way.
“Twice, I had to ask for a seat-belt extender to reach around my belly and keep me safe.”
“The first time, staff ignored my request. The next time they provided it and I had to figure it out myself.”
“I was terrified to ask for one and couldn’t find any information about seat size, tray table reach, or plus size assistance and support on the airline’s website.”
She said that being plus-sized doesn’t declare her as an unhealthy person.
“I work out regularly, and I love my body. It’s sexy, and I am proud to be plus size.”
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