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May 16, 2012 3:43 PM Subscribe
How practical is airline travel for fat people?
posted by zinon to travel & transportation around England (34 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm six feet tall and north of 550lbs with a 72 inch waist. And I've made a commitment to go to England this coming December/January. But I'm worried about fitting on the plane (I've never flown before).
Is this just a matter of seating (first class instead of coach)? 2 coach seats cost less than half of what one first class seat does. But would that even work?
Which airline(s)? does it matter? Direct flights from Salt Lake City to London don't exist. But they do for Paris, is this a good option?
Money is an issue, but I'd rather pay more upfront to avoid any hassle down the line. Bottom line it for me, what's the best way to do this?
Finally, are there any alternatives modes of transportation worth looking into?