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Plus-size woman claims she sometimes struggles to use toilet on planes as aisles are too narrow

Harley Young

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Plus-size woman claims she sometimes struggles to use toilet on planes as aisles are too narrow

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@boberryvip

A plus-sized TikToker says she's sometimes unable to go to the bathroom while on planes because the aisles are too narrow for her to get through.

Bo Berry told her followers about the struggles she faces when onboard certain airlines and how she navigates the 'number one road block' she has to deal with when flying as a plus-sized person.

She posted a clip of herself struggling to make her way down the aisle on a United Airlines plane, having to turn sideways to even attempt to make it between the row of seats towards the front of the airplane.

The video was then posted on TikTok for her 295k followers to see.

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Bo shares her experience with the 'embarrassing' topic with her followers. Credit: TikTok/@boberryvip
Bo shares her experience with the 'embarrassing' topic with her followers. Credit: TikTok/@boberryvip

The video, captioned: "Flying while fat - Lavatory edition" has been liked by 122.7k people so far, with fans sympathising with Bo and the issues she faces whilst flying.

The TikToker began the video by saying: "So, this is an awkward topic but we're going to go ahead and get awkward and talk about it."

She then shocked many by revealing: "I don't fit in a standard airplane lavatory at all.

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

Bo continued by adding that 'wide-body aircrafts' almost always have wheelchair accessible toilets on board, but the narrow-body aircrafts don't 'make the same requirements'.

The TikToker continued by saying: "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,"

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She did explain that, luckily, it's almost never been an issue apart from one time where she was worried she'd be caught short. "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." she said.

"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."

Bo shared a clip of how she has to manoeuvre through the airplane aisles. Credit: TikTok/@boberryvip
Bo shared a clip of how she has to manoeuvre through the airplane aisles. Credit: TikTok/@boberryvip

Other TikTok users have praised her for coming forward and sharing her experience, raising awareness for other plus-size travellers.

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

Another admitted they'd had the same experience, writing: "I have had this issue as well. I got sick and tired of the embarrassment and self hatred."

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

LADbible Group has contacted United Airlines for a comment.

Topics: Travel, TikTok

Harley Young
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