I am about a size 18-20, and I flew when I went on vacation a few weeks ago. I found that on one plane, I just got the seatbelt on...barely. I almost gave up and asked for an extender but I got it on. I got on another, larger plane and was able to get it on without any problem, but it was extended to the max. I got on a different plane and had about 5" slack!
I find it weird, but I think it depends on the plane, and other factors. I went on a 38 seater in March, sat on the right side of the plane, and I had on jeans. Had a tough time getting the seatbelt on. I got on the same plane (not just the same kind of plane but the exact same plane) two days later, wearing cotton dress pants, and sat on the other side of the plane. I had about 3" of slack that time! Weird!
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Last edited by Ookpik; 05-14-2012 at 12:25 AM.