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I’ve written several times about a plus-size woman from Vancouver that started a petition demanding that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) “protect plus-sized customers” by having taxpayers foot the bill for her extra seats. The petition has reached over 35,000 signatures and she’s now taking on hotels as well with demands to “make elevators and hallways spacious, to allow for easy movement of larger individuals.”
Jae’lynn Chaney claims that aircraft seating is too small for her and it causes her “pain and vulnerability, poor treatment from fellow passengers, including hateful comments, disapproving looks, and even refusal to sit next to [her and other larger passengers].”
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Now, she wants hotels to raise their toilet seats, fit each room with handheld shower attachments, offer stronger beds, and give guests plus-size friendly towels as well as bathrobes that go up to size 6XL.
Cheney has documented her struggles traveling while morbidly obese and is looking for government agencies, airlines, and hotel chains to make ridiculous accommodations. It was bad enough trying to get others to pay for her extra airplane seats, but now to demand that hotels do everything from widen hallways to provide oversized towels and bathrobes is a bit much. Nowhere in Ms. Cheney’s videos does she talk about trying to lose weight or that maybe she should buy what she needs to be comfortable.
As I’ve mentioned before, I am six foot, five inches tall. I buy First and Business Class seats for the legroom. I don’t demand that others pay for me or create petitions looking for the same.
Anthony’s Take: Some of her demands like widening hallways are not possible since buildings that are historical (or even any that are fully constructed) are build out with presized hallways to maintain structural integrity and maximize space. To think that hotels would make structural changes or even provide towels and robes at such huge sizes are not realistic.
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