I just have a question about etiquette in regards to overweight passengers.
I've recently lost a lot of weight, and am currently 80kg (176lb).
I'm female, 5'4".
In the past I've always travelled with a partner who never minded if I intruded some into their space during a flight, so I've never had to worry before (and we'd always pick aisle seats or rows were there were only 2 seats so I wouldn't intrude on another passengers space).
I need to travel soon Brisbane - LAX, and I'm extremely concious of the fact that I'm still not exactly small, so am trying to work out if I should buy 2 seats.
There's no way I would be spilling into their seat or over the arm rest or anything, but I'd fill an economy seat - and just so concious of it because I've been a lot larger in the past.
Is there some sort of guide as to what weight a person would be before they SHOULD buy an extra seat?
I haven't flown since I've lost weight so I just don't know how tightly I'd be squeezed in.
I'll be flying Air New Zealand economy (most probably)
Thank you in advance for any info/ideas :)