qm001
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Seatbelt Issues!

Sat May 28, 2005 8:40 pm

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)
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PassBureauMgr
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RE: Seatbelt Issues!

Sat May 28, 2005 8:43 pm

QM001, Next time you fly where the belt is too tight, ask the FA for
an extender.
 
av757
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RE: Seatbelt Issues!

Sat May 28, 2005 9:40 pm

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
 
EMBQA
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RE: Seatbelt Issues!

Sat May 28, 2005 10:26 pm

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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air2gxs
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RE: Seatbelt Issues!

Sat May 28, 2005 11:10 pm

The seatbelts are proabably the same length, but there attach points on the seat may be different, depending on manufacturer and configuration.
 
qm001
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RE: Seatbelt Issues!

Sun May 29, 2005 12:29 am

Guys,

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

QM001 (167 Air Malawi)
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JFernandez
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RE: Seatbelt Issues!

Sun May 29, 2005 2:10 pm

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