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Influencer who wants free extra seats for fat fliers has a new demand

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A plus-sized travel influencer known for calling for free extra plane seats for fat travelers has a new issued a new demand.

Jae’lynn Chaney, 27, posted a TikTok video from Hawaii where she said that all pools should have handrails to ensure inclusivity.

‘Accessibility  isn’t optional,’ a voice-over says over the clip as Jae’lynn is seen entering and exiting a pool in a bikini, aided by a handrail.

She added: ‘Without handrails, we’re excluding so many from enjoying pools safely.

‘It’s time to ensure everyone can swim with confidence…. Demand accessibility for all.’

Jae’lynn Chaney, 27, posted a TikTok video from Hawaii where she said that all pools should have handrails to ensure inclusivity

The influencer’s TikTok video has been viewed over 45,000 times. 

However, due to previous backlash, Jae’lynn has turned off the comments on her social media accounts, where she has hundreds of thousands of followers.

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Jae’lynn- who has said God has tasked her with advocating for fat people – often uses her social media to broadcast alleged discrimination she says she faces as a plus-size person, most often at airports. 

Her recent antics include getting stuck in a revolving door at Chicago O’Hare Airport. She also blasted a staff member at Seattle-Tacoma Airport for refusing to push her up a ramp in a wheelchair – even though she can walk.  

She previously ruffled feathers after demanding extra seats for fat fliers at no additional cost.

Jae’lynn has also argued that rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft should compel their drivers to make seat belt extenders available for plus-size passengers.

‘Every time I use a ride share, I’m forced to go without a seatbelt because no belt extenders are available. This is a common issue for many plus-size individuals,’ she wrote in the caption of the video.

She continued: ‘This isn’t just inconvenient—it’s unsafe. It should be mandatory for ride shares to provide at least one seatbelt extender per vehicle.’ 

Jae’lynn- who has said God has tasked her with advocating for fat people – often uses her social media to broadcast alleged discrimination she says she faces as a plus-size person
Jae’lynn has also argued that rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft should compel their drivers to make seat belt extenders available for plus-size passengers

One of her most recent snafus occurred at Chicago O’Hare airport, where she got stuck in a revolving door and claimed staff did nothing to help her.

Despite not requiring a wheelchair for mobility issues on a day-to-day basis, Jae’lynn was nonetheless being pushed through the airport in one when she claimed she became trapped.

Her video detailing the incident didn’t actually show her being stuck in the revolving door.

Jae’lynn is in a polyamorous relationship with her husband. 

Her weight has not prevented her from finding romantic partners. In a recent video she said that the same ‘gym rats’ that troll her on TikTok have also propositioned her for sex on Tinder.

Due to previous backlash, Jae’lynn has turned off the comments on her social media accounts, where she has hundreds of thousands of followers
Jae’lynn is in a polyamorous relationship with her husband

The influencer’s petition to get the FAA to mandate airlines to provide free seats to fat fliers has surpassed 39,000.

Jae’lynn wrote: Air travel should be comfortable and accessible for everyone, regardless of size. As plus-size travelers, my partner and I have unfortunately experienced discrimination and discomfort while flying.

‘The FAA should mandate that all airlines have a comprehensive customer-of-size policy that prioritizes the comfort and well-being of ALL passengers. 

‘This policy must have clear and inclusive guidelines on accommodating customers of size, including plus size individuals, individuals with disabilities, tall individuals, and anyone who needs more space to be comfortable while flying.’

The petition adds: ‘Airlines should offer a refund for customers-of-size who purchase additional seats independently. This should be a straightforward process that can be accessed online or through customer service.’

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