With a small seating adjustment, Rumeysa Gelgi finally boarded a plane for the first time in her life.
Gelgi, who is in the Guinness Book of Records for her 2.15-meter (about 7-foot) height, was able to make the journey after Türkiye’s airline turned six seats on the plane into stretchers.
The 25-year-old software developer wanted to travel to the U.S. to collaborate with Guinness for an event and to help develop her professional career.
“This will be my first flight as well as my first travel overseas. But I believe that this experience will be a first for many individuals, not just me. However, because I couldn’t sit for lengthy periods of time due to my scoliosis, or spine curvature disorder, I had to fly on a stretcher,” she said.
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