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ScreamingChicken

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I am 6'2" and about 325 and flew Southwest a few weeks ago. They are social distancing on all their flights right now which meant a seat in between everyone. I didn't require a belt extender but it was tight. No one next to me meant no issues with room. Southwest does have a policy on costumers of size that allows you to buy 2 seats and if you can use two seats without preventing another passenger having a seat, you get a refund for the second seat. With the social distancing measures right now, the purchase of a second seat may not be necessary.
 

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I fly with 5'9 and about 330 lbs - carrying on belly, thighs & butt.

(Well I also do all other things in life with that weight too obviously ;))

No one ever raised any concerns when checking in.
correcting weight... about 380 recently.
On my flight last week I had the extender in red which is normally used for infants on the regular seatbelt.
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With armrest up or in normal position part of my thigh overflow to the neighboring seat.

Flying with family so it was ok.
 

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I don't know how much time you have to travel from New York City to Las Vegas. How about taking the train? And you can get a room. New York to Chicago and then. Chicago to Los Angeles then on Las Vegas. I think be a little bit more than a plane ticket. But I think you'll be more comfortable. And you get to see the country. And it's a suggestion. Because they don't have no seat restrictions
 

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I don't know how much time you have to travel from New York City to Las Vegas. How about taking the train? And you can get a room. New York to Chicago and then. Chicago to Los Angeles then on Las Vegas. I think be a little bit more than a plane ticket. But I think you'll be more comfortable. And you get to see the country. And it's a suggestion. Because they don't have no seat restrictions
"two souls, alas, are housed within my breast"

Traveling by train is a good thing. But I'd prefer airplane travel when available and reasonable concerning fares and total travel time.
As I usually get the information where I could find my life vests during security presentation because I am often traveling over the sea there is no train option.
 

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correcting weight... about 380 recently.
On my flight last week I had the extender in red which is normally used for infants on the regular seatbelt.
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With armrest up or in normal position part of my thigh overflow to the neighboring seat.

Flying with family so it was ok.
Dear @DazzlingAnna you know that EASA (and FAA) rules require the arm rest to be down during take off and landing. Aviation geek here willing to break a few rules

How was the flight back?
 

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@op user : Armrest was down during take off and landing, on both flights. According to rules ;) (not comfortable though but rule is rule ...)

And surprisingly on the flight back I ordered an seat belt extender when entering the aircraft (as usual) but I didn't need it! Apperently the older aircrafts B737/8 (this one was 10 years old) are more spacious than the one on my outbound flight which was 5 years old. Even the seats were wider - not as much overflowing to my neighbor than a week ago ;)
 

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@op user : Armrest was down during take off and landing, on both flights. According to rules ;) (not comfortable though but rule is rule ...)

And surprisingly on the flight back I ordered an seat belt extender when entering the aircraft (as usual) but I didn't need it! Apperently the older aircrafts B737/8 (this one was 10 years old) are more spacious than the one on my outbound flight which was 5 years old. Even the seats were wider - not as much overflowing to my neighbor than a week ago ;)
Ah, the good old days...
 
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