seatbelt question

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  1. Northern Lass

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    OK - here goes.
    I am going on holiday in 2 weeks, long haul to Cuba with First Choice.:D
    I am worrying that i will not fit into the seat or seatbelt.:cry: i am approx 1st heavier than holidays last year and the belt only just fitted then.I would die of embrassment if i had to ask for the extender, as my slim friend that we are travelling with is only a size 8, and tells me not to worry when i tell her my fears.
    I am 5'9'' and about a 22/24.
    Has anybody travelled recently that is a similar size to me??
    Thanks, This will be the last year that i am letting my weight spoil the build up to my holiday.
     
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    Seat sizes depend on the aircraft and the airline. With First Choice they usually use the Airbus, they use other aircraft as well but I would think that long haul it will be the Airbus. The Airbus has one of the most generous seat sizes.

    At your size you should be o.k. I am shorter than you and until this year was the same dress size as you. I have never needed a seat extension but if you do it is nothing to be ashamed off though I know exactly how you feel and really sympathise with you.

    Enjoy your holiday lucky lady !!
     
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    Im not sure with regards to the seat belt but just wanted to say have a FANTASTIC holiday.

    We went to Cuba 3 years ago as my sister got married there, we went to varedero and it was AMAZING! I didnt want to come home!

    Where abouts are you going? x
     
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    I used to have to ask for a seatbelt extension (don't any more!) and there was never any fuss.

    It will only be embarrassing if you make it so - the airline staff have seen people much bigger than you or me and they are too busy to care anyway.
     
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    I travelled to Mexico a size 22 (i am 5 foot 8) and the planes and seats are bigger than short/mid haul ones.....i just fitted in a normal seatbelt....it was round the far side of it, but it did up.

    Good luck xxx
     
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    If you are really worried you can buy an extender belt from ebay quite cheaply that way you dont have to ask for one on the plane. Have a great holiday hun. ;)
     
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    i last time i flew as a size 24 (i am just a little bit taller than you.) i have never had to ask for a seat belt extender even on continental flights you should be fine
     
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    Thanks for those encouraging words, we have upgraded to premium economy, so hopefully we will have a little more room there aswell- not that it will stop me from worrying..
    We are flying into Holguin and staying in Guadalavaca ( ???) the beaches look fantastic.
     
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    Guardalavacka is gorgeous, you will have any amazing time!!!!!

    make sure you take plenty of Mosquito spray!! I got bit really bad and had to have them drained when I got home - not a plesent experience!!!!

    xx
     
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    aw...i had heard that, have got one spray and boots are doing a 3 4 2 at the minute, so i will go and get some more.
     
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    Make sure you do. My sister was recommended to take some vitamin C tablets before and during her holiday and she didnt get bit once!!!

    Seriously though, have an amazing time, Im so jelous I would LOVE to go back there!!! xxx
     
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    ive heard having marmite keeps the mozzies away - so if you LOVE it, have some on toast for the couple of days before you go.....odourless garlic are good too! xxx
     
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    might try the garlic and the VIT C, not sure about the Marmite though x
     
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    Depends if you love or hate it - syn free though :)
     
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    OO def hate marmite. Have bought the super strength deet spray from boots - hopefully that will be enough.
     
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    Just wanted to say I'm 6ft2 and a size 22 and I was fine hun on a plane hun I even had spare inches on the belt. xx

    Have a fab holiday x
     
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    haha spare inches- i wish. Thanks for that. i go in about 10days now,getting excited x
     
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    Pickle87 - forgot to say - great weight loss x
     
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    Thanks hun, hoping for my 5 stone award this week :) x
     
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