Rumeysa Gelgi, the tallest woman in the world, recently took her first airline flight. The flight was an extraordinary feat for both Rumeysa and Turkish Airlines as the airlines had to remove six seats in the airplane to make room for the over 7 feet tall woman. As per reports, Rumeysa Gelgi had not been able to fly in an airplane due to her height. However, the 24-year-old was finally able to travel to San Francisco, aboard a Turkish Airline plane.

MsGelgi had taken to Instagram and shared a picture of her lying on a long stretcher and surrounded with the crew of the plane. She also shared a caption in which she extended gratitude for the airline along with the crew who made her journey possible and flawless.

After landing in San Francisco, Ms Gelgi shared an update on her Instagram that read – “A flawless journey from start to finish… this was my first plane ride but it certainly won’t be my last… heartfelt thank you to each and every person who has been a part of my journey.”

MsGelgi reportedly went to San Francisco to continue her career in the world of software development. To make sure she flew comfortably to her destination, the Turkish Airline tore six seats and created a special stretcher for her.

The Facts of the Matter

When we read about stories of people who weigh more or are taller than most people, we marvel at their physical attributes and tend to miss questions as to how they go about their day-to-day life. Recently, Ms Rumeysa Gelgi, the tallest woman of the world shared an update about her life, and made people think about some simpler questions about the people who are different than most.

Simple questions like, how do the tallest people in the world, fly?

While traveling around the world may seem normal, it certainly wasn’t the case for 24-year-old Rumeysa Gelg, the world’s tallest woman. Due to her 7 ft 0.6 in frame, she had always been bound to wheelchair. Further, her larger frame made it difficult for her to fit in the cabin space of a regular airplane.

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Turkish Airline Removes 6 Seat to Make Space for World’s Tallest Woman

However, Turkish Airline recently came forward and made it possible for her to travel across oceans. To make space for her, the airline got rid of as many as six seats and put in place a special stretcher where she would lie for the time the plane was in air.

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“Flawless journey”: Rumeysa Gelgi Thanks Turkish Airline & Crew

The update came after Rumeysa herself took to Instagram and shared pictures from her flight. The pictures showed the tallest woman in the world lying on the specially-made stretcher, surrounded by the crew and personnel of the airline happy to be at her service.

The 24-year-old also wrote a heartfelt caption in which she thanked the airline and its crew for making her journey to San Francisco, US possible. “It’s a flawless journey from start to finish.

“There are so many people I have to thank.. @turkishairlines officials and staff, @igairport staff, @airclinic team, all cabin personnel, especially our cabin chief, @flysfo officers and medical team, customs police and many other departments that I can’t count,” her caption read.

“Unfortunately, however, I did not have the chance to learn the names of many people   who helped me with kindness and devotion for 13 hours in the air for a total of 19 hours, and who organized the celebration of the “first flight” above the cloud,” the note further read.


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More About Rumeysa Gelgi

Earlier last year, Ms Gelgi was acknowledged by Guinness World Records for being the tallest woman in the world. Ms Gelgi suffers from Weavor Syndrome, a rare condition that is responsible for her accelerated growth. She recently moved to the US to accelerate her career in software development.


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