Plus Stuff is an A-Plus

Surfing around the web today I discovered a great site that I am aghast I had not known about earlier.

The site calls itself the "first Internet portal for the plus-size consumer." I found it to be comprehensive and inclusive.

Two specific items will be of interest to Ample Ramblings readers:

From their blog, Chewin' the Fat (which is mostly an advice column, very interesting approach).

Thursday, June 09, 2005
Flying on Southwest
Hi, Plusstuff,

Maybe you can help me. I'm not a seasoned traveler, but I have a business trip coming up. Reservations made by my employer are with SW Airlines. SW Airlines' policy is to charge passengers for an extra seat if passengers are too large to lower the armrests. But they don't say how wide or narrow the space between armrests is. Does anyone know? I'd like some advance knowledge if possible. Thanks.
Troubled in Topeka

Thanks for writing. Unfortunately the decision of whether a customer has to buy an extra seat is left to the gate agent. Here is some information on Southwest Airlines seats:


And, then from their archives of articles:


Whoever said. “It’s about the journey, not the destination,” never traveled coach. I have spent quite a bit on time on airplanes recently and have come to realize that it is not a fun place for anyone. The challenges faced by a plus-sized traveler can often make the journey feel more like something to endure, rather than enjoy. But, it doesn’t have to be that way with a little advanced planning.


Articles from their website are written by Michael Doherty and Liza Sibley, founders of PlusStuff. PlusStuff is a premier web portal for the Plus-size community. Visit their web site for at

Take the time to look around, they have a lot of interesting things. The Ample Traveler© looks forward to working with them in the future.


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