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Plus Size Holiday Airline Travel: 4 Hacks for Success

Plus size holiday airline travel can become unbearable. In addition to the small seats on the airplane, the holidays add the stress of crowded airports and planes.

Tips for Plus Size Holiday Airline Travel

To maximize your comfort and minimize your stress, consider these four travel hacks:

1. Travel when the plane is least crowded.

Even during the holidays, planes are less crowded over night (i.e. from 9 PM to 6 AM). Flying on the holiday itself will also be significantly less crowded than flying a few days before or after the holiday. For example, two uncrowded flight dates are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Read More

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How to Find the Best Airline Seats for Overweight Passengers

Airplane travel in your future? For the most comfortable flight, do your research now and follow these five tips on how to find the best airline seats for overweight passengers.

  1. Fly to popular, bigger airports. Bigger airports tend to have larger planes (and more of them going to your destination) which will usually result in more comfortable seats to choose.
  2. Fly during less popular hours. The plane is less likely to be crowded at midnight than it would be a 2 P.M. And, “off hour flight times” usually are not so tightly booked. So, you have more seat selection and a greater chance to have an empty seat next to you. These will make your flight more comfortable.
  3. Check out the size of the seats and leg room (seat pitch) on the airplane you are considering. Before you book your seat, check out the seat’s width and seat pitch (the space between rows) on Seat Guru. Tip: Some airlines have special areas in coach with more seat pitch. You may pay a little more for your seat; but, you will be a lot more comfortable than being crammed in a low pitch seat zone.
  4. Select your seat when you book your flight. If your booking agent can’t give you a seat selection, call the airline immediately after making your reservation and reserve your specific seat.
  5. Sit on the aisle. The seat is not any wider than a window seat but you will have more shoulder room.

One more thought: Be sure to check back the day before departure to make sure that the airline has not changed the type of airplane to be used or switched your seat selection. Read More

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13 Tips for a Comfortable Plus Size Airline Flight

Trying to get a comfortable plus size airline flight can be a nightmare for the larger person. Small seats with limited legroom, narrow aisles, the long walk from the check-in area to the gate, holiday crowds, and the frequent insensitivity of passengers and crew can all contribute to an unpleasant flying experience. Read More