Plus-sized woman says she sometimes cannot go to the bathroom on planes because the aisles are too narrow
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Plus-sized woman says she sometimes cannot go to the bathroom on planes because the aisles are too narrow.
TikToker Bo Berry opened up to her followers about the difficulties she faces aboard a flight, and how she navigates the 'number one road block' she faces flying as a plus-sized woman.
She shared a clip of herself struggling to walk down the aisle on a United Airlines plane as she had to turn sideways to make it past the rows of seats.
Bo took to TikTok to share with her 295.2k followers the hurdles she faces when flying.
She captioned the clip: "Flying while fat - Lavatory edition."
The TikToker began the explanation saying: "So, this is an awkward topic but we're going to go ahead and get awkward and talk about it."
She then revealed: "I don't fit in a standard airplane lavatory at all.
"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 went on to explain how 'wide-body aircrafts' have wheelchair accessible toilets on board but they 'don't make the same requirements narrow-bodies'.
She said such toilets are 'also big 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."
The video has since clocked up over 2.3 million views on the platform with thousands upon thousands of people eager to share their reactions to 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."
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."
UNILAD has reached out to United Airlines for comment.