Does anyone know where I can buy a seat belt extender locally?
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As for keeping the extender for the entire trip, I would advise against that. If everyone did that, then some flights would wind up with extra and others would run out . The other thing is that you don't even know if it will fit the seatbelts on your next leg of the flight (although it should if it is the same airline)
If you are flying Southwest make sure to check in exactly 24hrs before the fight so you don't get stuck with middle seat.
If you use an extension you cannot sit in an exit row and will be asked to switch seats. Normally exit rows are the last seats booked and not assigned unless the plane is full.
on 7/21/09 6:25 am - River Falls, WI
Many years ago when I needed extenders I borrowed one from the airline as I boarded the plane, and didn't give it back for 3 years. When I did return it, it was such a victory. In fact, that day, I sat down comfortably, fastened my seat belt and had to cinch it in many inches. I was overwhelmed. Your day will come when that thing isn't needed. In the meantime, the airlines will help you. -- Consider boarding early, with those who need extra time or assistance. Then you can ask for it quite unobstrusively. Safe traveling!