New animated short film reveals the anxiety and stigma of ‘flying while fat’


In tiny airplane cabins, pressure mounts — especially for plus-size travelers entering an aircraft that wasn’t designed with them in mind.

To bring attention to the discrimination and stress plus-size people face when flying, London-based activist and artist Stacy Bias has created a new animated short film called Flying While Fat. She hopes to start a conversation about acceptance and inclusion of plus-size travelers.

Bias tells Mashable she created the animated short to amplify the often silenced voices of fat airline passengers, giving them the chance to unpack the challenges of fitting into spaces that physically exclude them. Read more…

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This clever pilot used flight radar to spell out a friendly message


LONDON — This airplane pilot puts your dirty car windshield messages to shame.

Flightradar24 — a service that allows users to track flight patterns all around the world — tweeted a delightful playback that reveals a particularly creative use of flight radar. 

The pilot used his private aircraft and approximately 40 minutes of his time to trace a friendly message from the skies, which you can watch below:

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