Get ready for more fees, cramped seats, and inconveniences as America prepares for Memorial Day Weekend airline travel. If you read news articles or watch a newscast on any given day of the week, you will find that overweight people and the way we travel have really began to collide. With America's girth continuing to rise, you hear about the degrading and sometimes disgusted reactions from passengers on either side of the scale. How do you prepare for airline travel today?
Many airlines have policies and procedures set in place to help assist the flow of passengers and safety of everyone on board an aircraft. If you are an overweight or obese passenger flying this weekend, do your research on the airline you would prefer to fly with! You can help ease your experience as well as those passengers around you simply by taking the time and putting a plan in place. While there is no guarantee that your plan will be executed without a hiccup, you can purchase an extra seat to allow for a more roomy experience.
You can purchase a seatbelt extender on some airlines, and reserve an aisle seat for easy access to restrooms mid-flight. Avoid bringing luggage that won't fit into an overhead bin so that you can have room for your legs in a comfortable position. If you want more options, upgrade your flight for first class because let's face it, on today's flights even the regular sized folks can find it tough to feel comfortable in a coach seat.
If you want to be sure, check the policies and procedures sections of some popular airlines, and don't forget to reserve your airport parking with Airport Parking Connection! Reserve with no service fees!
As always, Happy Travels!