A plus-sized traveler influencer on social media has started a petition that would force airlines to accommodate for larger passengers. The sparked outrage all over social media with people saying to exercise and better yourself, instead of taking away from everyone else around you.
“Air travel should be comfortable and accessible for everyone, regardless of size. As plus-size travelers, my partner and I have unfortunately experienced discrimination and discomfort while flying” the influencer said.
“Being forced to occupy only one seat can result in pain and vulnerability to poor treatment from fellow passengers, including hateful comments, disapproving looks, and even refusal to sit next to them.” She also called this “mistreatment”, “unacceptable”.
The petition calls for larger or even extra seats, larger seatbelts, and also special accommodations for “customers-of-size”. Keep in mind that all of these would be completely for free, even the extra seat. And if a plus-sized flier does purchase an extra seat, the petition also calls for a reimbursement of the costs.
“By implementing these requirements, airlines will create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all passengers, regardless of their size. It’s time for the airline industry to take a stand and commit to creating a more inclusive and accommodating environment for all passengers. Join us in demanding that the FAA take action to protect plus-size travelers” the petition added.