Poll: What size did you wear when you no longer needed a plane seatbelt extender?
on 4/7/11 10:50 pm
One of my goals is to go on this trip I have planned next month without a seatbelt extender. Not sure if it's going to happen. I took a trip a few months pre-op and definitely needed one. I was 320 and a size 26/28 pants (I'm unfortunately pear-shaped).
My trip is in less than a month and I'm now 242 and a 20 pants. My waist fits an 18 but my thighs definitely do not, except in stretchy things like yoga pants.
So, just as a poll: what was your weight / size when you did or did not need a seatbelt extender on the airplane?
If you're 242 and size 20 pants, you should be fine.
on 4/8/11 12:01 am
~Lady Lithia~ 200 lbs lost!
March 9, 2011 - Coccygectomy!
I chased my dreams, and my dreams, they caught me!
I think it does vary by airline - but I have had similar "fits" on Delta's 757 and 767's, and on USAir's Airbus - the one that sits 5 or 6 across in coach.
Only negative thing about the weight loss is that I can't justify paying extra for first class - even though coach aka cattle car is not spacious (LOL), the coach seats now fit me better than the first class seats fit preop.
And that doesn't even address the issue of the stares I used to get - you could almost see people thinking "please don't let your seat be here". LOL.
To quote a Disney movie "It's a whole new world".
Actually I think I'll post the lyrics to that song in it's own thread - it really does describe my WLS experience :)
on 4/8/11 4:08 am
Have a good trip!
The shortest seat belts I have experienced are on American Eagle and smaller Continental aircraft. All international flights I have taken seem more generous. Jet Blue was always much longer than I needed.
Of course that all depends on if your waist is above the gut or if you are one of those men who wear your buttons under the gut. I am an over the gut guy.
Also, seatguru.com is very helpful in aircraft detail if you would like more info. on seat selections, width, etc.
Very best wishes to you and goal. If you hear a big CHEER on May 14th, thats me in Houston after clicking that dang belt!