Ok so I just paid for a trip to SoCal on southwest to go to the TACA conference in Costa Mesa. Hotel is paid tickets bought. I'm looking for their baggage requirements and I stumble upon a section called "customers of size" aka fat people. I look at it. They can't make a fat person buy a second seat, but they "encourage" it for your comfort. The gage is 17 inches from armrest to armrest. WTF? Those are tiny seats! Maybe it's because I'm fat, but now I'm scared I'm going to get "approached about special accommodations". I don't want some southwest stick figure flight attendant to tell me I'm too fat. That will Totally ruin my trip! :-( here's a pic of me. You be the judge.
Am I a "person of size"? I'm freaking out now. :-(
****edit: ok so I had dh mark off my waist while standing against a wall. With my luv handles "unrestrained" lol I'm 18.5 inches wide. Like I said, my recliner is 17 inches and I fit snug.
Everyone who knows me IRL has said they've seen larger people than me fly without being asked to buy a second seat. I'm sure that's true, but I need this trip bad, so I'm going to sell some things to be ready to buy a second seat but if I don't have to, I'm going to give the 1-2 people I get sat with a Starbucks gift card for any discomfort I may cause.
Does this sound like a fair shake all around?
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:56 AM
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