- Advice for your Everyday Life
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Dear Ann Landers,
This is about the overweight woman who was flying to California. She may not need to pay for an extra seat if she flies during non-busy hours. If she had a vacant seat next to her and an arm rest that lifts up, it would be an ideal set-up. An aisle seat is usually best, and many have arm rests that also lift up. Some larger people prefer the bulkhead seat for the extra room, but the food trays can be uncomfortable. Also, the woman should try to board first so she doesn't get in anybody else's way. And please tell her she can ask the flight attendant for a seat-belt extender. Many travelers aren't even aware that there are such things. Just wanted to pass along a few additional suggestions, Ann. -- Been There in New Hampshire

Dear New Hampshire,
Thank you for giving my overweight readers some tips on how to avoid possible problems and fly in comfort. You have also helped the passengers seated next to them.

"Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies."
-Ann Landers