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What is safer travel for obese person? Train or plane?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No difference

The train allows you to spread out more with larger seats and less disturbance of those in adjacent seats.
Airlines except for first class, have narrow seats and frankly, no one wants to sit next to an obese fellow passenger which limits their mobility. But your extra weight makes no change in the safety of the travel arrangement.

In brief: No difference

The train allows you to spread out more with larger seats and less disturbance of those in adjacent seats.
Airlines except for first class, have narrow seats and frankly, no one wants to sit next to an obese fellow passenger which limits their mobility. But your extra weight makes no change in the safety of the travel arrangement.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. James Eitner
Since it would be advisable to get up and move around rather than sitting in one position for a full trip to avoid blood clots, it may be easier to do so on a train.
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