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SouthWest Airlines Policy for Portly Passengers

Southwest Airlines Policy for Portly Passengers


Seat Sizes

SouthWest Airlines economy seat size is between 17.1 and 17.8 inches.

Seat Belts

Seat belts are measured approximately 39 inches long while extenders offer approximately 24 additional inches.

It’s best to ask a flight attendant for an extender upon boarding and they will discreetly hand one to you once seated.

Policy for Overweight Passengers

“It is requested that passengers be proactive and purchase two tickets if you feel it is needed. They provide instructions on how to purchase two seats next to each other on their website.” – SouthWest Extra Seat Policy














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