I am scared to death about being too fat to fly on an airplane. But I am even more scared of being the guy who had to pay for two seats because he wasn’t too fat to get on the plane but he was way to big to fit into one seat. I would rather just stay at home.
Ok, so I am not too fat to fly. And I haven’t had to pay for two seats ever. But let me tell you what I have ALMOST had to endure.
The dreaded seat belt extender.
I have never had to ask for a seat belt extender on a plane, BUT it isn’t because I didn’t need one. Different planes have different seats and lengths on their belts. That being said the majority of them fit around me. On at least 4 different occasions, however, the belt did not go around me. Here is the kicker though. Instead of asking for a belt extender, I was able to fool the flight staff. On all of those occasions I was able to make it LOOK like my seat belt was fastened when it wasn’t. This is pretty embarrassing to admit. I was so petrified to tell the flight attendant that my seat belt did not fit that I risked my own safety to avoid it.
Wow. I am such an idiot.
I have at least two trips planned this year in which I will have to fly. Before I made the decision to lose weight I even thought about buying an extender so that I would have one and would never have to ask for one. Now I plan to not even think about it. All of my trips are scheduled for the fall and winter and by that time I plan to never have to worry about my nemesis, the seat belt extender, ever again.Pin It