Plus-Sized Woman Says She Sometimes Cannot Go To The Bathroom On Planes Because The Aisles Are Too Narrow

By Abdul Rafay in Travel On 23rd May 2023
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The aisles on airplanes, according to a plus-sized lady, are sometimes too narrow for her to access the bathroom.

Bo Berry, a TikToker, opened up to her fans about the challenges she encounters on flights and how she gets over the "number one road block" she encounters when traveling as a plus-sized woman.

She uploaded a video showing herself walking down the aisle of a United Airlines flight, having to turn sideways to get past the rows of seats.

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Bo used TikTok to discuss the difficulties she has when flying with her 295.2k followers.

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The video's caption read: "Flying while fat - Lavatory edition."

The TikToker said as he began to explain: "So, this is an awkward topic but we're going to go ahead and get awkward and talk about it."

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"Forget the difficulty of having to get two seats to fly - accessibility to a bathroom is the number one roadblock for me when it comes to long-distance travel."

Bo continued by stating that whereas "wide-body aircrafts" have wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, "narrow-bodies" "do not make the same requirements."

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Such toilets, according to her, are "also large enough for a big person to use."

"So, if I'm flying on a narrow-body plane, I can't use the bathroom and my maximum flight time is about six hours," the TikToker continued.

She added: "I've never had a problem with that before except once I came super close to having an accident on a flight from San Francisco to Chicago.

"There was some bad weather and my plane was rerouted - it tacked on an extra two hours to the flight and things got a little sketch."

Since then, the video has received over 2.3 million views on the platform, with countless numbers of users eager to comment on Bo's situation.

One TikTok user penned: "I have had this issue as well. I got sick and tired of the embarrassment and self-hatred."

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A second posted: "As a wheelchair user who works at an advocacy organization, improving airplane accessibility for all people is one of my top priorities."

"Thank you so much for sharing!" praised a third, "I often get so much anxiety about getting past people in the aisle seats because I’m so wide no matter which way I turn."

Another wrote: "WOW I never thought about wheelchair accessibility on a domestic/small flight. That is so sad."

A final TikTok user added: "I hadn't even thought about wheelchairs. They really need to fix this."