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Seatbelt Issues!  
User currently offlineQM001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 283 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

I would like someone to inform me why it is that every aircraft can have a different lenght is seatbelt. I am quite a big guy, but not a heffer by any means and fit comfotably in almost any Y Class seat (barring the fokkers). I am not a nuisance to other passengers, and always keep to my space. Why is it that on certain airlines and on certain aircraft types the seatbelt is just too tight. I use one example. CO 737-800 and 757 and KL 747 M11 and 737 are no problem. But CO 767, KL F100/70, AF RJ's, IB all ACFT I can barely get to click. Surely there is a standard length for these things. I would have thought they would all be the same.

I would love an answer.

QM001 (167 Air Malawi)


I wish there was still a flying boat service on the African Lakes!
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User currently offlinePassBureauMgr From United States of America, joined May 2005, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

QM001, Next time you fly where the belt is too tight, ask the FA for
an extender.


User currently offlineAV757 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

All airlines and airplanes have different seat, seat belt accommodations on their aircraft according to their original selection of seat manufacturer.

Boeing or Airbus and the others do not sell the airplanes with standard seats, these are chosen by each airline from their providers to suit their specific needs and configurations.

AV757


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

As said above, just ask for the extender. Most all of the belts I have ever worked with are the same length, but where they attach to the seat frame may be different. Off the top of my head I can only think of one company that makes the belts...AmSafe.


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User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

The seatbelts are proabably the same length, but there attach points on the seat may be different, depending on manufacturer and configuration.

User currently offlineQM001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Guys,

we are talking a difference of at least 15cm or 6 inches... to me that means they are shorter!?!?

QM001 (167 Air Malawi)



I wish there was still a flying boat service on the African Lakes!
User currently offlineJFernandez From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Or, buy your own extender. Makes things a lot easier.

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