Afternoon, everyone. Looking for some advice and tips on flying as a fat man, big dude, customer of size, whatever the preferred terminology is. My beloved Airtran Airways with their cheap upgrades to 22" business class seating is unfortunately gone with the merger. I don't want this to keep me away from my favorite city in the world, but holy hell the anxiety is fierce. I'm working on the weight, but realistically it will probably be a year or two before I can see myself in one coach seat comfortably, if ever (broad shoulders and waist build). I could probably fit in a 20" seat currently, not these 17" or so I see Southwest has. So what do I do? Purchase two seats in advance and put the armrest up? The good thing about always using the airtran upgrade in the past is that I suppose I am immune to the sticker shock that purchasing two seats might induce. $700 round trip seems doable if I book SW at the right time? But is their boarding process bad for this type thing? What airlines are best for this sort of thing? Better times to fly than others for possible refunds? Strategy? I fly out of ATL if that matters. Looking for some first hand experiences if possible. Thanks folks.