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How to Find a Size-Friendly Airline

The goal of this article is to help you find a size-friendly airline that will have comfortable seats and a welcoming attitude for plus size, big or tall travelers. This is a compilation of comments made about various airlines by larger passengers. It’s by no means exhaustive. Most airline seats are only 17″ wide with a pitch as short as 28″. For detailed information which compares airline seat widths and pitches on various aircraft, find your airline and aircraft on SeatGuru. Read More

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Plus Size Holiday Tips: 15 Hacks for Surviving the Holidays

Looking for ways to keep your self-esteem and grand style in the stress-filled last months of the year? Here are a few plus size holiday tips to get you, your self-esteem and your style, through the holidays:

Plus Size Holiday Tips to Survive in Style

Avoid Stress

Family challenges – Set practical objectives for family gatherings. You can’t solve 20 years of family problems in one dinner conversation. When Uncle Harry body shames you about your weight, tell him “Thanks for caring” and then change the subject. Holiday airline travel – Make airline traveling more comfortable by

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3 Tips for Last-Minute Plus Size Travel

Vacation in your future? It’s not too late to get a good deal on airline or hotel reservations. And, it’s never too late to do a few things to make your plus size travel adventure super comfortable.

Here’s how:
1. Waiting until a vacation period to book your hotel room can save you as much as $60-$100 a night. Tip: Check out the high-end hotels that usually cater to business executives. They are typically looking for travelers to fill empty rooms during holiday and vacation times (such as in December or July) when business travel slows down. For the best rates, call the hotel directly, not the hotel’s central 800#.
2. Schedule your travel when most people are home celebrating the holiday. Tip: Fly on the day of the holiday. On Thanksgiving or Christmas day the rates can be reduced as much as 30-50%…and you’ll have more seat choices (go for an aisle for the most room!) with less chance of having to squish into a crowded airplane.
3. If a car trip is in your travel plans, don’t forget to take your seat belt extender so that you can be comfortable AND safe. Tip: Order a car or airplane seat belt extender from Amazon for quick delivery. Your local car dealer usually has to order seat belt extenders…which could take several weeks. Read More