Plus-size woman shares body-positive tips on what it’s like to ‘travel when you’re fat’

Jae’lynn Chaney travels the world with her partner sharing body positive messages with her thousands of followers. Despite negative comments online, she vows to continue with her “mission”.

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A plus size blogger who travels the world has revealed what it’s really like to “travel when you’re fat,” especially flying.

Jae’lynn Chaney, 25, from Vancouver, Canada, regularly flies to exotic locations around the world and shares her experiences on TikTok, including the struggles of being a size 6XL (UK size 24).

She has watched her weight fluctuate over the years after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure in the blood vessels that connect to the lungs.

In a series of clips that have since been viewed millions of times, the influencer shows how airlines don’t cater to larger sizes – with seats that are too small for both her body and her partner Jacob Arde barely able to squeeze into tiny toilet stalls.

Jae’lynn Chaney with partner Jacob Ard


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“Someone my height is almost forced to buy two seats to fly comfortably, making travel inaccessible to people who cannot afford the extra expense,” Jae’lynn told

“I find that many situations related to traveling in large sizes are the least accommodating for my weight.

“From public transport with seatbelts that don’t fit me or seats that are too small to airplane lavatories that I can’t even fit in, traveling as a plus-size person comes with many challenges.

“I wore a size 2XL throughout high school and gained hundreds of pounds after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Jae’lynn Chane travels the world producing social media content about her adventures


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“After graduating from college in 2018, I became very ill and it took them over a year to figure out what was wrong with me.

“During that time I was in and out of hospital and medically housebound until I was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in 2019.

“This year I’ve gained over 100 pounds more.

“Not only am I plus size, I now live with chronic pain and disability.”

In her most popular clip, which has three million views, she shows her partner trying to move around in a tiny toilet stall while his body touches almost every surface.

In the post, she wrote, “I get asked all the time what the airplane lavatories are like for someone my height, so I thought I’d show you how it’s from my fiancé’s point of view.”

Social media users have flocked to the comments section to share their views.

“I’m a medium and even I have to twist and turn in airplane lavatories like it’s a tetris game, I can’t imagine how difficult that must be,” one person wrote.

Another person added: “It’s the job of airplanes to serve customers, not customers who supply airplanes.”

Jae’lynn Chaney is being bullied online for her height


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“Everyone, regardless of their personal situation, deserves access to a washroom.” someone else added.

In another clip shared with the hashtag “#flyingwhilefat,” Jae’lynn shows the hard limits of airplane design by struggling to pull down a tray table.

She also shows a seat belt extender, which she was given because a typical seat belt was not properly buckled around her.

Unfortunately, Jae’lynn also suffers from negative comments from trolls online.

She said: “[One person said] that I will cause a plane crash because of my size.

Plus-size blogger Jae’lynn Chaney has revealed how difficult it is for someone her size to fly


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“A lot of the comments say I should buy two seats or that I’m not allowed to fly.”

However, she was defended by other social media users.

“I’m so sorry about the negative comments here, you absolutely deserve to travel and I appreciate you sharing your travels with us,” wrote one user.

“Airlines only care about making money and all of you in the comments need to get outside,” added another.

Despite her struggles, Jae’lynn is determined to prove to her followers that they can love their bodies, no matter their size — and love to travel, too.

Jae’lynn Chaney and her partner Jacob Ard spread a body-positive message while traveling around the world


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She said: “When I talk about movement, I focus on movements that bring us joy and make our bodies feel good.

“Losing weight isn’t something I focus on as I’m much more focused on doing what makes my body feel good and what makes me happy.

“My mission is to show that bodies of all sizes and abilities are just as valuable as those that fit society’s norms of beauty.

“Bodies change and fluctuate over time and I believe we should love and embrace our bodies at every stage of life.

“I create representation and empower people to live their lives to the fullest.

“I share my travel experiences to show everyone that if they dream, they can travel the world.”

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