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Old 06-12-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default airplane NSV!

So I flew cross country yesterday (2 connections, yikes!) and for the first time in more years than I can remember...I didn't need a seatbelt extender!

I can't tell you how awesome that moment was for me.

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Old 06-12-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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Yay!! That's so great! I had that experience a few months ago when I went to NYC. I actually had room to tighten my seat belt.. it was an amazing feeling.

Congratulations on your success! Keep up the great work.

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Old 06-13-2011, 03:38 AM   #3
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Whoo hoo!
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:00 AM   #4
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That's awesome! I've avoided planes for many years because of the fear of being told I was too big and would have to buy a second ticket.

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Old 06-13-2011, 08:34 AM   #5
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That's awesome for you. I am really happy for you. I encountered this recently at an amusement park where I refused to go with everyone else on a roller coaster sure that I wasn't gonna be able to get my huge hips in that little seat. So glad I am on my way down.
Congratulations again on your accomplishments.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:52 AM   #6
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That's awesome!!! Congratulations!!!!

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Old 06-13-2011, 10:03 AM   #7
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Congratulations! What a success!

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Old 06-13-2011, 10:15 AM   #8
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Isn't it wonderful! I understand because on a recent trip I was able to put the snack tray down without getting it stuck on my fat belly. Cool.

I never could figure out if I was more embarassed to ask for the extender or to have a flight attendant offer me one. Good for you!
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:20 AM   #9
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #10
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First of all, congratulations on your NSV, what an awesome feeling!!

Second, for those of us who aren't at that point yet, I bought my own seatbelt extender from an online store called Living Large. It was around $50 and well worth every penny. It folds up into a small little pouch the size of a cell phone and I just keep it right in my purse. I pull it out if I need it, if I don't then great, but I still have it if needed. I don't have to draw any attention to myself by having to ask for an extender and no one other than my traveling conpanions have even noticed I have it. Just a thought for someone who travels alot. It's one less thing to worry about when flying.

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Old 06-13-2011, 11:24 PM   #11
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Yay! Congrats!
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:02 AM   #12
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That is a great NSV. I haven't flown since getting big but this was one of the fears in the back of my mind (especially when I started to notice that going to the movies was uncomfy).

Awesome job, congrats congrats
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:27 PM   #13
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Congrats! Last summer was the first time I had to use a seat belt extender and I was so stressed about having to ask for one. That's an awesome acheivement!
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:06 AM   #14
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Yay, you, gloo!!!

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