I’m a big guy. Big. Height, width, and depth. So finding comfortable seats in a plane has been, well, nigh-on impossible. I don’t agree with Southwest’s policy of ‘two seats for chubbos!’, because my take on it is, if I can still cram myself into the damn seat(belt), though it may be as uncomfortable as all hell, then back the hell off.
(I don’t fly Southwest these days…)
Anyway, after spotting this thread in the pit , and others linked to within it, it occurred to me that fellow Dopers might have some suggestions.
To start it off, I’ve got one that I found on my most recent flight, which incendentally was the most comfortable one I’ve ever had.
Tip: take the emergency exit seat (on the row behind it, rather). For some reason (this according to the gate agent I talked to), nobody seems to want to sit there. I dunno why; the legroom is EXCELLENT (there’s no seat in front of you!), and yeah, you’re crammed in width-wise but you’ve got all that lovely, lovely room in front to stretch out. Fat is pliable.
So, anyone else got any tips for comfortable, non-invasive and/or obnoxious travel methods for us lard-butts? Specifically, I’m interested in free or mostly-free methods (being a cheapskate), so stuff like ‘buy another ticket, fatty’ isn’t the point. As always, consideration for your fellow man must be observed by the method.
(ETA: stupid me, I meant this for IMHO; mods, feel free to move!)