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A Girdle on the Plane?

Old May 6th, 2006, 09:27 AM
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A Girdle on the Plane?

OK so I am plump in the rump. Is it ok to wear a girdle on a plane flight? I don't want to squish too much and have something odd happen - do you wear a girdle flying?

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Old May 6th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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I think TSA banned girdles because of the security risk to someone if they burst mid-flight.
 
Old May 6th, 2006, 09:43 AM
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Air travel is uncomfortable enough all by itself. Why add to the discomfort (unless you're a real masochist)?

(And here I thought girdles went out of fashion not long after hoop skirts. You can learn so much from Fodor's!)
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Old May 6th, 2006, 09:48 AM
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It's fine unless you eat too much soft cheese in the Alps.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 09:48 AM
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Actually starrsville, if the girdle is tight enough, it will help prevent flatulence--until she takes it off, then all hell will break loose.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 09:50 AM
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I would leave that contraption at home!! Just be comfortable!!!!

Some people become bloated on flights, and if this would happen to you, you would be in a lot of discomfort.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 09:53 AM
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Oh thank goodness. From the title I thought they were trying to reduce the size of Jumbo Jets.
 
Old May 6th, 2006, 09:54 AM
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If you swell during flights what will happen? Will it help with the possibility of DVT?

How are we supposed to answer this? Do I PERSONALLY where a girdle while flying? Ummmm.

Just be sure you are off the plane before 18 hours is up?
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Old May 6th, 2006, 09:57 AM
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"Just be sure you are off the plane before 18 hours is up?"

Careful, beentheretwice, I think you're dating yourself. The sad part is I "got" it.
 
Old May 6th, 2006, 09:59 AM
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"...have something odd happen"

Too late!
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Old May 6th, 2006, 10:00 AM
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Ummm, my MOTHER wore the 18 hour brand?
;-)
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Old May 6th, 2006, 10:02 AM
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I thought it was anidea how to get more people squeezed into coach . . .
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Old May 6th, 2006, 10:03 AM
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I don't even wear tight pants on planes
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Old May 6th, 2006, 10:04 AM
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So what happens if you wear it longer than 18 hours? :-?
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Old May 6th, 2006, 10:07 AM
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It turns into a pumpkin.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 10:12 AM
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If your flight is an hour or less by
all means wear the girdle. However,
we just got off an 18 hour flight and
that would never have worked. Have you
seen those very light, soft sort of
Spandex things that have minimal
support...
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Old May 6th, 2006, 10:14 AM
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Wel - I wasn;t aware than anyone but my mother - who is 85- still owned a girdle. And I know she hasn;t worn it in years.

If you want to wear a pair of panties with a little stretch to firm your figure that's fine - but never wear anything tight or at all uncomfy on a plane - esp for a long ride it will be hell.

And compression in the wrong places is not a good idea medically either.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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PM, get NyTraveler's mother to let us ALL know what happens after the 18th hour!

Hey, should we start a new topic with that question?
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Old May 6th, 2006, 10:37 AM
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Whatt? No one wears girldles anymore - well maybe they should!! What do you wear if you are fat - just let it all hang out?

I have a fear of bursting a vein - although it is funny about gas - something new to think about.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 11:09 AM
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There are control panties you can wear.

A girdle is a hurdle that makes you infertile or curdle, unless you're a turtle who wears its own girdle
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