Panamanian influencer Gracie Bon, aged 26, recently shared a video on Instagram addressing the challenges she faces as a plus-sized woman during flights.
The video features her struggling to fasten her seatbelt on a plane, followed by a confident walk through the airport. Advocating for larger seats, Gracie emphasized, “Airplanes should have bigger seats,” citing her recent flight experience even in first class.
She explained, “Today I had a flight, and even in first class, I couldn’t fit on the airplane—this is a petition for all airlines so big girls like me can fly.” Gracie urged airlines to consider accommodating passengers with larger body sizes, asserting, “Please just make them bigger.”
While her video garnered over 81k likes, it also sparked diverse opinions. Some suggested purchasing two seats, stating, “Buy two seats instead of one; clearly, you’ve got plenty of money to afford them.” Another comment pointed fingers at potential surgeries, stating, “Whose fault is it? No one forced you to get the surgeries.”
However, Gracie found support among her followers. One person agreed, stating, “Agreed. I definitely need a larger seat and a seatbelt that doesn’t have such a hard buckle.” Another defended her, clarifying that the only surgery she had was a tummy tuck, and her hips are naturally large.