At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were forced to cancel travel plans across the country and across the world. Now that restrictions have relaxed, travel around the country and throughout the world has resumed. Traveling while fat is something that every plus size person is faced with at one point or another. We become very aware of how much space we take up when we have to board a flight, a bus, a train, or any mode of public transportation.
We endure the dirty looks, the subtle comments and the not so subtle comments. We are often treated differently by flight attendants and other staff members. We make an extra effort to try and shrink ourselves, as to not take up extra space in those types of settings. This often comes at the expense of our own comfort and even our own well being. It can be a very stressful and upsetting situation when it comes to travel. On this episode of The Thickening, Danni and Toni explore the feelings and experiences associated with being plus size women who love to travel. Come on and join the conversation.
In this episode of The Thickening, Danni and Toni discuss traveling while fat.
Traveling While Fat
Episode 5 Highlights
- Weight limits on airlines
- How to pack clothes and make plus size clothes fit?
- Seat belt extenders; feelings regarding the use of them, how flight attendants approach plus size passengers, and how passengers feel when others see them in use.
- Anxiety around sitting next to people
- Which airlines are more comfortable for plus size people?
- Seatbelt extender from amazon
- Southwest Customer Of Size Policy
The image credit for this post and episode goes to Stacy Bias. She is a fat activist, animator, and artist living in the UK. The image for this post, comes from her animated short film, Flying While Fat. It was released online on Dec 4th, 2016.
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