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please measure your bum and tell me if you fit in airline seats! thank you..

(27 Posts)
almostanangel Thu 16-Jun-05 17:28:55

ok due to another thread am paranoid,,,have you flown ,,,,did you have any problems with the seats and wide is your bum ..i know very personal but you wont let me down will you?

Milliways Thu 16-Jun-05 17:29:53


almostanangel Thu 16-Jun-05 17:30:36

im being serious

okapi Thu 16-Jun-05 17:31:13

I'm a size 16 and I find the economy ones a squash

Kelly1978 Thu 16-Jun-05 17:31:23

LOL, I'm not measuring my bum, cos I've never flown anyway, but there is a list of widths of airplane seats here if that helps!

flobbleflobble Thu 16-Jun-05 17:35:54

16 inches across when sat down!

almostanangel Thu 16-Jun-05 17:36:44

thank you and have you flown

flobbleflobble Thu 16-Jun-05 17:38:13

Yes, I have flown in commercial planes - just looked at the standard seat widths - i only have a few cm to spare & I am not big-bottomed!

almostanangel Thu 16-Jun-05 17:41:09

were you comfy>?

soapbox Thu 16-Jun-05 17:41:09

Flobble - I'm sure mine is bigger than that and I'ma size 12-14!

Just getting up and down from my seat like a lunatic looking at it and trying to work out how wide it is. (In the middle of an office)

It would look way too stupid to get my ruler out wouldn't it

almostanangel Thu 16-Jun-05 17:41:43

lol i was just wondering how to work mine out i have tape in hand lol

flobbleflobble Thu 16-Jun-05 17:43:21

I used a tape measure but I am at home!
I find flying very uncomfortable but I have back trouble to start with - I normally need to pay for a sports massage after flying to sort out the pain it causes me !!!

flobbleflobble Thu 16-Jun-05 17:44:06

i slid a tape measure under my seated bottom!!!

almostanangel Thu 16-Jun-05 17:44:36

oh dear.. my bro is 6ft something and has back trouble he tries to sit at the front if he can...but this is my first flight,,so i have no experiance

flobbleflobble Thu 16-Jun-05 17:45:53

I am a jeans size 12 if that helps - a bigish 12 though

flobbleflobble Thu 16-Jun-05 17:46:31

Bro should walk around a lot and do exercises - will it be a long flight?

almostanangel Thu 16-Jun-05 17:46:40

crumbs if a 12 has a problem i better take vasaline

almostanangel Thu 16-Jun-05 17:46:57

mine ?? yes austrailia

flobbleflobble Thu 16-Jun-05 17:47:32


almostanangel Thu 16-Jun-05 17:48:10

and a shoe horn!

flobbleflobble Thu 16-Jun-05 17:48:18

I am sure Australia will be worth the flight! Have never been on such a long flight myself though

flobbleflobble Thu 16-Jun-05 17:48:47

what jeans size are you, angel?

almostanangel Thu 16-Jun-05 17:48:58

first flight arghhhhh! im not worried bout the flight worried bout the seats lol

almostanangel Thu 16-Jun-05 17:49:28

[hhmmmppphh] mumbles size under breath

okapi Thu 16-Jun-05 18:00:10

some info here

Seating on all airlines seems to be very squashed and this is especially noticeable on a long haul flight. Seat sizes have narrowed and legroom shortened over the years as airlines compete for low fares by jamming more people into less space. Average seat pitch (space from seat back to seat back) is 29 inches on a charter flight and between 32 and 35 inches on a long haul scheduled flight. The width of seats has reduced as well, so there less room to wriggle without getting cosy with a total stranger!

Charterflights do not have anywhere to upgrade you, so if you need leg room, check in hours before you need to,an ensure you get bulkhead seats. These offer more legroom, so that you can stand up and stretch every now and again. However, if you are not able-bodied, you will not be offered those by emergency exits for safety reasons (you might have to operate the doors).

On a scheduled flight, the average seat width in economy is 17 inches. If you have the cash to upgrade to business or premium economy class, your seat width rises to between 18.5 inches and 1 9 inches and your seat pitch to between 34 inches and 40 inches.

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