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Plus-size influencer says extra plane seat should be free

Find out her full statement here and see if you agree

Plus size influencer Jaelynn Chaney says extra plane seat should be free

Plus-size influencer Jaelynn Chaney has over 95k followers and believes in empowering people of all shapes and sizes. In a recent post on her Instagram page, Jaelynn for the second time talks about the importance of allowing plus-size people the right to have a free extra seat when flying on a plane.

Jaelynn’s IG Statement

In her video on Instagram, influencer Jaelynn wrote that some people need two seats on a plane. If so, the 2nd one should be free which has stirred up a conversation on her post. Although some people may agree with Jaelynn, many people have questioned the influencer on why she should have a free seat, while others have to pay.

She explains further in the caption:

In a world where we should all be striving for equality, it’s time to confront an issue that has long been swept under the rug – the unequal treatment of plus-size travelers when it comes to air travel. We’ve all seen it, some people, like myself, needing two seats on a plane, but should they be charged for that second seat? Should they be penalized for their bodies, their comfort, or even their health? My petition calls upon the FAA to take a hard look at the policies that govern air travel and demand fairness for plus-size passengers.⁣⁣⁣
Let’s break it down: Airlines routinely charge extra for baggage, legroom, and even in-flight snacks, but when it comes to accommodating larger passengers, they often turn a blind eye to the discomfort and anxiety we face. Is it right to squeeze someone into a single seat, causing discomfort for them and their fellow passengers, when a simple solution exists? We’re not asking for luxury; we’re asking for basic dignity.⁣⁣⁣

Imagine this: You’re on a long-haul flight, crammed into a seat next to someone who spills into your space, making the journey an ordeal for both of you. Now, imagine if that person could have a second seat for free, allowing everyone on that plane to breathe a little easier. It’s not about ‘special treatment,’ it’s about recognizing a unique need and providing a humane solution.⁣⁣⁣
Sign my petition and stand with us in demanding equality in the skies, not just for plus-size travelers but for all passengers who deserve to travel comfortably. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that everyone has the right to fly without shame or financial burden. Join us in reshaping the future of air travel for the better.⁣⁣⁣

Comments Section

Although some people agree with Jaelynn, many disagree with her views. A lot of people are comparing her issue with some of their own including height, weight, and the freedom of just wanting extra space. Some of the comments below are just a few from the many that were written below on the video.

Jaelynn writes in her video that the second free should be free, however, in the caption, she explains airlines should be more accommodating. Rather than giving out a free seat, airlines could create larger seats for plus-size individuals.

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