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seatbelt question

#1
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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#2
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 !!
 

missgalaxy

Yummy Mummy! xx
#3
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
 
#4
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.
 

*EB*

Gold Member
#5
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
 

cmcewn

Silver Member
#6
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. ;)
 
#8
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.
 

missgalaxy

Yummy Mummy! xx
#9
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
 

missgalaxy

Yummy Mummy! xx
#11
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
 

*EB*

Gold Member
#12
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
 
#16
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
 
#19
Thanks hun, hoping for my 5 stone award this week :) x
 


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