Post # 1
……….Im sorry ma’am,sir but I need you to buy an extra seat because we feel that u are too large??I just cannot imagine the embarassment if I heard that.This post should be in full figured brides and honeymoon.
So I have posted pics up before with me and my dress on.DO I look that big??Should my Fiance and I buy one anyways,just in case or leave it up to the airline?I am chunkie,and my Fiance is tall and broadshouldered and mostly only fat in his stomach.When I sit next to him,only his broadshoulders bother me.
As being a full figured lady I was wondering how to handle this.Are u and your Fiance ordering an extra seat,just for comfort or fear that this might happen to u,or is there another reason??
Honestly I would love to purchase another seat.Just for comfort!!Because if it works out,we will probaly be doing a cruise to the southern,eastern Carribbean.And the cruise starts in Puerto Rico.So I can imagine thats a long flight.Plus the ticket is 500!!
So what would the other full figured brides do??? Im stumped!
Post # 3
Will be our very first time on a cruise AND leaving the country!!
Post # 4
I’m not full-figured but I have a suggestion: call the airline and ask them at what point they require someone buy an extra seat, to avoid any potential issues. Also, if it’s not a very long flight, then maybe you can make two seats work for you.
I’m sure you’ll work everything out and have a fabulous trip:)
Post # 5
Gosh I am so sorry that this concern has you so worried, I tried looking at some of your old posts, but cant find a picture! Would you mind my asking what size you are or approximately your weight? I too am a “plus size girl” so I can toatlly relate in some of this worry?? And do you know your airlines requirements or when do they say something? Maybe you could call and ask! Or ask what they recommend!
I hope some other ladies can help put this worry to rest for you!
We were considering a cruise ourselves from Puerto Rico; sounds familiar! 😉 Have a blast!
Post # 6
I’m a pretty big girl, (I wear a size 18/20) and honestly I have never had that issue when flying. Have you flown recently?
Edited to change my question: Have you flown in the past few years?
Post # 7
If you can fit in the seat with the armrest down and don’t need a seatbelt extender, you don’t need to buy an extra seat.
http://www.seatguru.com gives the dimensions of the seats on various planes on many airlines.
Post # 8
Well maybe you will be lucky and have some empty seats on the plane. Sometimes i’ve been lucky to get 3 empty seats next to me so I can lie down lol…
Post # 9
@CupCakeMeg:When I get home I will post a pic.
@Ms. Peach:No the last time I flew was when I was 16 and WAY before I gained any weight.I just keep on hearing stories of this happening to people.I dont want it happening to me.Especially on my honeymoon!
Once we decide which airline I will call them and ask.
Post # 10
Sounds like you are going on the same cruise we did for our honeymoon. It was phenomenal!! If you guys like to snorkel, I definitely recommend the Champagne Reed Snorkel Tour in Dominica. We also loved snorkeling on St John, which is about a half hour boat ride from St Thomas. PM if you have any questions!!
I agree with PP, call the airline and ask before you waste money on an extra ticket. Can you pick your seats?
Also, just FYI, we flew from MD to Puerto Rico and it was on ly about 4.5 hours, and I think you are closer than we are. Also, if you have time in Puerto Rico, and like to learn about local culture, I would highly recommend touring Fort San Cristobol. We did that the first time we were in Puerto Rico, and it was really nice, and we got some incredible pics of the coast line from the top of the Fort
Post # 11
Did I miss something. Are airlines allowed to require people who are larger to buy a second seat? I thought it was just talk, but had never gone into effect.
Post # 12
I say thoroughly research the airline’s policies before you purchase your tickets for your trip. I sincerely hope this wouldn’t happen to you but if they require you to purchase two seats and the plane is fully booked, you may not have the option to purchase a 2nd seat right there on the spot.
Post # 13
Honestly I wouldn’t worry about it, unless you are bigger than a 30-32. I am a size 22-24 and fit just fine on our flight to and from Seattle for our honeymoon
Post # 14
@bells:I like that!!!!!!
@Oneeleven:It does happen!!I have read several of these stories on yahoo and other newsources.
@julies1949:Love that.Will check it out.
Post # 15
This was one of my biggest fears on our honeymoon! I got so nervous about it towards the end before we were about to go home, that it sort of ruined our last few days! I’m anxious by nature, but I knew flying down that JetBlue had slightly larger seats (I’m big in the hips/thighs/butt moreso than anywhere else) and I was okay there. We were flying home Delta and I knew they are known for tiny-er seats.
What ended up being the biggest problem for me was not the seats, but the seatbelts. I was in full fledged panic mode leaving for our honeymoon because I couldn’t get my seatbelt to buckle. So. Embarassing. I ended up switching to DH’s aisle seat, which somehow had a bigger seatbelt or more room to manuever or something.
On Delta on the way home I had to ask for a seatbelt extender. There was just no way! The experience has kind of scarred me and I don’t plan on flying again anytime soon (paired with the fact that we had such a turbulent flight home that I thought my life was over!)
I couldn’t find a picture in your old threads, but I am a size20-22-ish and like I said, the seats weren’t the problem. I have also flown before with my godmother who is close to over 350lbs-ish and she never had trouble with the seating.
I’ll gladly post a full length wedding pic of myself so you can try to compare size-wise… These are of course my most recent and the size I was on our honeymoon.