World’s Tallest Woman Takes Her First-Ever Flight

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Rumeysa Gelgi, who stands at 7 feet, 0.7 inches tall, was named the world’s tallest woman by Guinness World Records last year, was recently able to fly on a plane for the first time after the airline removed six economy seats to accommodate her.

According to MailOnline, Turkish Airlines adapted one of their planes to allow her to travel to San Francisco in September, removing six seats and replacing them with a special stretcher for her to travel on the 13-hour flight.

Gelgi, 24, had never previously been able to travel on a plane due to her stature, caused by a condition called Weaver syndrome that causes bone overgrowth. Even as a child, she was too large to fit in plane seats, according to the outlet.

Gelgi shared a series of images of herself on the journey on Instagram and said that it was “a flawless journey from start to finish.”

“This was my first flight, but it certainly won’t be the last. From now on, I will be very honoured and happy to fly to different parts of the world with @turkishairlines. A heartfelt thank you to every single person involved in my journey,” she wrote.

Gelgi went to California to spend time advancing her career in software development and working with Guinness World Records. She won her first Guinness World Record in 2014 when she was recognized as the world’s tallest living teenager before officially becoming the world’s tallest woman in 2021. She also holds the record for being the woman with the largest hands, longest finger, and longest back in the world.

Credits: Business Insider

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