Internet slams plus-size influencer who criticized airline for space limitations

An oversized flyer who posted a video about the challenges of being on a particular airline soon discovered that most viewers weren’t on her side.

UK-based passenger Kirsty Lynn, 29, recently posted a profile video About ‘Flying While Going Up To Size’ on Ryanair. It has garnered over 1.3 million views and features the music of Harry Styles.

Leanne, who wears a size 26, blogs Kirsty Leanne Travels and Great size for travel too. Together with TikTok and Instagram Those blogs, her single TikTok account has 48,000 followers.

In the video, she detailed her Ryanair flight “without upgrades” as it traveled from London to Hamburg, Germany. The video showed that she booked her flight, including finding out that she was given a middle seat.

“Oh, middle seat,” she said.

Having mocked the baggage on the plane, I headed to the airport and got on the plane. She taped the space around her seat, saying, “Very little legroom but could do with a 1.5 hour flight.”

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The high-volume travel blogger who posts about her flights recently was met with backlash after she posted a video on TikTok blaming an airline for the lack of space and amenities. “I’m sharing my experience as a plus-size person on Ryanair so others can see what it looks like,” said TikToker.
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After she successfully asked for a seat belt extension, Leanne said the aisle seat was open so I sat there instead. It showed how much space she had with the armrest up or down.

“The tray table didn’t have much fat,” she said. “I tried.”

Baths “were also forbidden,” she added, saying she waited until she reached the airport at her destination.

TikTok users did not use the words in the comments section of the video. Many asked how the airline could be blamed, with one user saying, “There is only one person to blame.”

“Do we really live in a society where people expect the world around them to change instead of bowing to the world around them?” Commented on TikToker.

Others said “this should be a huge wake-up call” or “if this isn’t an IDK tag then what is.” Others hope the video will “definitely motivate” her to do so make a difference.

But Lianne, in her numerous responses to viewers, constantly blamed the airline. She even responded to several comments attacking her.

She later commented, “Wow, okay. This got more views than I thought and I think people totally missed the point.” “I am sharing my experience as a plus-size person on Ryanair so others can see what it looks like but yes, I think airlines should do more to be more accessible to plus-size people. That doesn’t mean I blame them for being Fat. It’s very simple.”

“I’m sorry but why is everyone commenting on someone else’s body?” One user said support for Leanne. “Girl you are beautiful, please ignore any hatred.”

Air travel has escalated in the post-pandemic world, like United Airlines It announced on Tuesday that it would increase flights across the Atlantic by a margin of 25 per cent compared to 2019. But as the Motley Fool newspaper reported, copper at London’s huge Heathrow Airport said the airline industry must be ready to face the “summer travel bubble”. With “winter freeze”.

Heathrow has reportedly raised its passenger forecast for 2022 from 45.5 million to 52.8 million, which is equivalent to only about 65 percent of pre-pandemic traffic. The airline lost more than £4 billion and expects to lose more in the latter part of the calendar year.

Lien extra size The Travel Too Instagram account features posts about body positivity, seat belt extensions and how losing weight is not her “life purpose”.

On February 15 this year, she also made headlines when she posted a video on TikTok about the difficulty of sitting in an airplane seat. In this video, which has been viewed 2.9 million times, Lien mentions the “emotional damage” and dangers of “flying while obese.”

NEWSWEEK I reached out to Leanne and Ryanair for comment.