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Old 09-27-2010, 11:18 AM   #256
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Sorry if this is a repeat - I scanned the thread, but I might have missed it.

Does anyone have experience flying with Air Tran and their seats?

I'm a 3x, so I'm a little concerned. I'll be on the aisle with my DD7 and DNiece24 (non-Poohsized) in the row with me.

How was your experience? Thanks!
DisneyFirefly mentioned that you should buy an extra seat, but I have never had that experience. Both myself (size 26/28 womens) and my fiance (size 54/56 mens) are pooh sized, and we ONLY fly Airtran, because we don't have to buy the extra seat required by other airlines. (Stupid Southwest!)

You may want to bring along a seatbelt extender (or ask the flight attendant for one as you board) just in case. Otherwise, your seating should be with the 7yo in the middle. Raise the armrests, and you will be ok.

We have found that if you wear looser pants (i.e. cloth rather than denim), you will have a better experience, as you can adjust easier. With denim, you're body is pretty much staying where it is. Also try buckling the seatbelt before you sit (yes, it's hard, but it can be done), this way the strap is actually laying on your thighs rather than across your abdomen.

Hope this helps, and good luck!
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:12 PM   #257
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DisneyFirefly mentioned that you should buy an extra seat, but I have never had that experience. Both myself (size 26/28 womens) and my fiance (size 54/56 mens) are pooh sized, and we ONLY fly Airtran, because we don't have to buy the extra seat required by other airlines. (Stupid Southwest!)

You may want to bring along a seatbelt extender (or ask the flight attendant for one as you board) just in case. Otherwise, your seating should be with the 7yo in the middle. Raise the armrests, and you will be ok.

We have found that if you wear looser pants (i.e. cloth rather than denim), you will have a better experience, as you can adjust easier. With denim, you're body is pretty much staying where it is. Also try buckling the seatbelt before you sit (yes, it's hard, but it can be done), this way the strap is actually laying on your thighs rather than across your abdomen.


Hope this helps, and good luck!

Thanks for the reassurance, ckpoodge!

Yes, DD7 is reserved for the center seat.

My husband called Air Tran for me and was told that there shouldn't be any problem at all unless someone complained. There shouldn't be any problem with that since I'll be in the row with my own family.

DH was generous enough to say we could upgrade to Business class at 24 hrs out if it's available at the low upgrade price if it would make me feel better for the way to MCO. (Won't have that option returning since we won't have a laptop.)
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:23 PM   #258
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I actually did say that the policy was to buy two seats. That was what I was told when I called AirTran while shopping around. Every airline has that policy, even JetBlue.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:08 PM   #259
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We will be in Disney as a party of 9 also -at the same time (if I counted correctly!) Oct 11-18...where are you staying? We're at the FW Cabins, and I too am Pooh Sized
You counted right - we'll be down there Oct. 7th - 17th (one week from today - HOORAY!!!) We've rented a house in Davenport, about 20 minutes away from the parks. When we started planning the trip we decided the hassle of driving to/from the parks each day was worth it for all the adults to have their own bedrooms to get away from the kids each night!

My younger sister, Aunt and myself are all pooh sized, and this board has been the BIGGEST help.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:53 PM   #260
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Having read many pages of this thread with peoples comments/questions about shoes to wear to WDW I thought it was time for me to chime in on my newest favorites
I have been a New Balance wearer for about 20 years but they just weren't doing it for me recently, I am a nurse working 12 hours a day and up until about 6 months ago they were great, I usually put a new pair into use every 3 months and always bought the same style or as close to the same as I could, they change the numbers every once in while but its always been the 601-621 series.
I decided to look around for something else and have to say that the AntiGravity series from Easy Spirit have been awesome. Supportive yet comfortable, its like walking on soft cushions in the forefoot and heel region but unlike some shoes that I had tried where they squished down and stayed down due to my size, these spring right back up!
On my second pair now, and pair #3 and #4 are ordered for upcoming months, no break- in period needed for me, I walked 25 miles around San Antonio last week in a brand new pair, not a blister in sight and no foot pain!

ON a similar note, I have found No Nonsense blister prevention socks to be a great product too. They have less cotton in them than some socks and stay dry all day. I will still bring body glide for my feet in December when I head to Disney but I don't think I will really need it if I am using these shoes and socks.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:58 AM   #261
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I have rode on Air trans and their seats are not bad. I am bigger than a 3x I did get an extender. When I asked for one they was very nice. You should have any problems with the seats.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:16 AM   #262
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I have rode on Air trans and their seats are not bad. I am bigger than a 3x I did get an extender. When I asked for one they was very nice. You should have any problems with the seats.

Thanks for sharing your experience.
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:06 PM   #263
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Thanks for sharing your experience.
Sadly, AirTran has been bought out by Southwest and Southwest have said that they will incorporating all of their policies over AirTran's as they merge the two airlines. I'm sure it won't happen overnight but for those who like AirTran and don't like Southwest (such as myself), it's not good news. We're also going to lose jobs here in the Orlando area because AirTran's headquarters were here and Southwest says they will merge them into their headquarters in Dallas.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:55 PM   #264
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Obviously at 100 lbs overweight my idea of walking is to the mailbox and back!
I'm probably 170 pounds over the so-called "ideal" for my height and I'm training for a 5k. I also swim in the summer, play tennis in the winter, and do yoga year-round. Not all pooh-sized people are inactive or overeat.

If you're not inactive from disability, just start slow and build up. Do whatever you can easily do today, then add a minute or a block, or whatever tomorrow. You'll be able to walk the parks no problem in no time.

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In the summer I wear dresses. I do my best to find dresses with pockets so I don't have to carry a bag. If I wear a dress without pockets, I carry a drawstring backpack. They're extremely lightweight and comfortable. But not stylish. And it's hard to find things in them. So I prefer to just wear a dress with pockets - but they can be hard to find sometimes. In the spring/fall/winter I just wear jeans. This year I'm thinking of pairing dresses with a cardigan and leggings or knee-highs, though. Sock Dreams has some thigh-highs that fit up to 24 inch calves. (http://www.sockdreams.com/products/s...ed-thigh-highs and http://www.sockdreams.com/products/e...ry-thigh-highs) We'll see how cold it gets this year!

I get dresses mostly from Old Navy and Avenue. Old Navy tends to have pilling issues in the summer humidity, though. :/

I do own an ebags Piazza day bag. It was great for our Chicago trip because I just had so much we had to carry with us every day (we used CTA and our feet to get around - makes it harder to get back to the hotel room and grab something), but it's kinda heavy for the little we need to carry for Disney. But if you're carrying everything for everyone, it's great - it even has a water bottle holder built in. I don't even have the strap let out all the way and it hits below the hip. It does shuffle around some, though - if I put it towards the back, it will eventually shuffle around to the front.

Underneath my dresses I wear Avenue tuxedo bras and seamless boyshort panties. I've never had a chafing problem, and find the bras extremely comfy. I usually wear Danskin exercise shorts under, too, but not always.

If I do get any sort of rash or chafing (usually under my belly if it happens, and more likely from tennis than Disney), I use Gold Bond powder on it and it's gone within a couple days.

For shoes I wear Malindi crocs. The only issue I have with these is that the 6 is too big and the 5 is too small so I wear the 6 and they have fallen off getting in a ride vehicle! I can't stand shoes that go between my toes, though. I have a couple pairs of Alice, but they just aren't as comfy and the button on the inside rubs if my feet swell at all. I love New Balance for fitness walking/running, tennis, etc. but not for standing around a lot like at Disney.

For my hair, in the summer I put it in the Odango style (not with hair hanging out, just the buns) while it's still wet. It stays in place, often still wet, all day, and keeps me cool. We bring a mister fan that DH keeps in one of his cargo short pockets, but really, with my hair like that, I can just dump water on it from anywhere and it'll be fine and I stay fairly cool that way. Don't forget - ice water from the CS restaurants is free. Drink, drink, drink! You wouldn't expect your car to not overheat without water, so don't expect your body to, either. Before you get there, too. Whenever I know we are doing something dehydrating, I make sure to get a little extra water starting the week before.

Swimsuits are hard for me. I have functional ones for swimming but they aren't cute at all. I hate paying a ton for something cute, especially since my weight is rarely stable. I love a couple of the ones on the Always For Me site. I just need to brace myself for paying $80 for something I likely won't get much use out of.

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I'm leaving on Monday morning (full flight, wish me luck!) and I'm 5'7 and a size 28, plus major baggage in the rear if you know what I mean. This is my 3rd DW trip. The first two times I went, I never even had the gusto or courage to even attempt to ride any of the rides because of my size. After reading this thread, I am confident that 3 times a charm and this will be one of the most exciting DW trips to date !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Does anyone have experience flying with Air Tran and their seats?

I'm a 3x, so I'm a little concerned. I'll be on the aisle with my DD7 and DNiece24 (non-Poohsized) in the row with me.
We rode AirTran in April - my hip measurement was about 63 then - I fit just fine. DH & I got two seats together and had no problems. I did need an extender, but just barely. Armrest went down all the way, but we put it up since DH is pooh sized also.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:26 AM   #265
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Does anyone know anything about Alliegant Air? How tight are their seats? We are using them for a quick trip in December. I am a 1x and hubby is a 4x. We paid the extra $$ to choose our seats so we would be sure to be beside each other in the row of 2 seats. We thought that way no one could complain about us encroaching on their space.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:15 PM   #266
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Wow, I love this thread! We are a pooh size couple and have done a dining review, but we had some negative feedback about how fat we were. We have been discouraged that some would be so mean, but thankfully the mod deleted the comments off our review.

Ok, here's my question: what are so good about the Teva flip flops. I hate most all flip flops because they give me blisters, but I would love to wear flip flops. Thanks so much.
WHAT!!! are you joking me??? I can't believe that people would even bring up your size. I haven't read your review yet, but I am appauled that anyone would make negative remarks. I'm so sorry that you had to go through that. Hope they didn't make you feel too bad.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:36 PM   #267
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Ok, me,me,me, next! At 5'4" and 226# most days I range in sizes at times because I am bigger in the middle and up top, with no real butt. These are the things that work for me. I am 41 and a nurse.

1. I recently purchased the cute A line polo dresses from Sport Savvy on QVC. I ordered a 2x so they wouldn't hug my middle and I have been very pleased. They hit me just above the knees and are very cool and cute.

2. I wear scetchers bright eyes tennis shoes at work, they are clog type sneakers and are comfy.

3. I recently ordered Denim & Co shorts from QVC and got a 1x due to the hind end issues and found I should have gotten a XL becasue the have a lot of stretch. I generally have to pull them up like Tweedle Dum shorts but they still are a great length under t shirts.

4. As a wound care/skin care nurse this is my skin care regimen for grooves and folds in my skin...yep...use your imagination. I use a bra liner every day. I purchase them from Walter Drake for 3 at $9.99, usually they come in differnt lengths. Before I use the liner I do a light dusting with Sween's Microguard powder (2%miconozole), under the breast. That also goes in my belly fold, and I top it off down there with a light application of Sween's Baza Cream (2%miconozole) if the area has been itchy. The bra liners are washed daily and absorb sweat all day. So I have dozens. You can purchase items from Sween with free shipping and they are at my home usually within 5 days. A bottle of powder will last me about 6 weeks.

5. As another PP stated I too use the Vera Bradley Mini Hipster. Works great.

I especially hope the skin care and bra liners help someone.
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Does anyone know anything about Alliegant Air? How tight are their seats? We are using them for a quick trip in December. I am a 1x and hubby is a 4x. We paid the extra $$ to choose our seats so we would be sure to be beside each other in the row of 2 seats. We thought that way no one could complain about us encroaching on their space.
I haven't ridden them, but have you checked http://seatguru.com/?

Two seats together should be fine, I think. That's what we did with AirTran - two together on a two-seat row. The seat widths for us were 18 inches, and I fit with armrest down with 63-ish inch hips. I did need an extender, but only barely.
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:24 PM   #269
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Sweat in odd places

I am going to WDW in May of 2011. I am a 20/22 with most of my weight being in the middle and butt. I have dunlap disease in that my belly hangs over my hair line. I have had a c-section with a bikini line cut and it sweats profusely even just hanging at the house. Would the powder/deoderant thing work to help the infection/smell. It gets really bad sometimes. Thank you so much in advance. This is a first trip for my 6yo and I don't want him to be embarrassed because his mommy stinks.

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Suggestion for park bag

Last time I went to WDW I carried the Vera Bradley backsack. It's a smaller drawstring backpack. I am pooh sized and had no problem getting it on and off and it fit nicely into the bag cubbies on the rides. I carried bottles of water, my camera and wallet in there every day. It was perfect! The only problem is that style has been discontinued. You have to get one on ebay or somewhere like that. I've been looking for a new one to take on our trip to Disney next month and ebay has heaps of styles available. Hope this helps! Love the thread!!
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