In November, Gelgi flew on a plane for the first time, traveling from Istanbul to San Francisco.
In order to accomodate Gelgi, Turkish Airlines removed six economy seats and replaced them with a special stretcher, Insider previously reported.
In an Instagram post, Gelgi described her 13-hour trip as “flawless” and that it wasn’t going to be her last flight. Gelgi told Insider that the crew members on board were “incredibly kind and helpful.”
“It was the most amazing experience I have ever had! I have been dreaming and planning this trip for a long time, and I am so happy that I could make it happen now,” Gelgi said. “Flying above clouds was surreal.”