Plus-size model slams airline after in-flight seat belt was ‘too small’

A PLUS-size model has blasted an airline for having small seat belts after one didn’t fit around her waist on a flight.

Remi Bader shared a video on Tiktok of herself not being able to buckle up on a Delta Air Lines flight.

Plus-size model Remi Bader shared a video criticizing Delta Air Lines for the size of their seat belts

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Plus-size model Remi Bader shared a video criticizing Delta Air Lines for the size of their seat belts
She was unable to buckle her seat belt on a flight as it was too small to fit around her waist

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She was unable to buckle her seat belt on a flight as it was too small to fit around her waist

She wrote, “Delta find out!” and shared the video with her 2.1 million followers.

While airlines have seatbelt extenders for passengers who need them, Remi – who has a UK size 18 or US size 14 – didn’t think she should wear one and accused the airline of not having standard seatbelts to accommodate them.

She captioned the video: “And no, I shouldn’t have to ask for an extender. It should just be easy.”

The video was viewed 1 million times and most viewers agreed with her.

One person wrote: “Eeek. Everyone praises Delta too. A size 14 should not justify an increase.”

Someone else said: “How about they find a way to eliminate the need for a person to ask for one when they need it! We can put a plane in the sky, but we don’t?”

Another wrote: “I’m in shock! So many people are your size – it’s crazy.”

Others weren’t so sympathetic and told Remi to just ask for a seat belt extender and get on with the flight.

Someone wrote, “Just get the extender,” and another wrote, “Don’t blame them.”

A third added: “I really don’t see why you can’t just ask for an extension instead of making an issue of it.”

A Delta spokesperson said, “We apologize for this customer’s experience and value the feedback as we continue to explore ways to create an inclusive travel experience for all.

“While we understand the sensitivities at play, safety remains our top priority and we ask customers who require seat belt extenders to self-identify to flight attendants upon boarding to comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements .”

Last month, another plus-size woman shared her struggle with the plane — with some people claiming she should pay for two seats.

Kirsty Leanne, 29, from Shropshire, shared a video of herself on an airplane with the tray table unable to fully extend and the seatbelt was tight across her stomach.

While some viewers sympathized with her, others said she should buy two airplane seats.

One wrote: “Really not fair to others to take a seat and a half. Buy two seats or don’t fly.”

In 2019, a man sparked debate after charging an overweight plane passenger £100 for occupying part of his seat on a flight.

A woman has arrested a man who called her fat on a flight while texting his girlfriend that she was so tall the plane might not take off.

The video has been viewed 1 million times and while some viewers were on Draw's side, others weren't so sympathetic

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The video has been viewed 1 million times and while some viewers were on Draw’s side, others weren’t so sympatheticCredit: Alamy

https://www.the-sun.com/travel/4973675/plus-size-model-seatbelt-plane-flight/ Plus-size model slams airline after in-flight seat belt was ‘too small’

Sarah Y. Kim

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