The comfort of an airplane seat can greatly depend on where it's situated. For instance, the back rows in a 777 typically have more legroom, whereas seats in front of emergency exits never recline. As with parking, luggage, and other airport services, there are various things to consider about airline seats. Continue reading to learn some tips for getting the best airline seats for your next trip.
Request Specific Seating
Try to choose your seat when you book reservations on a flight. Most airlines will allow this, and many have seating maps that show the available options. If possible, choose a seat near the front of the plane, because people in back are usually the last to get off. That can be a headache when a flight ends in foreign territory and everyone must go through an immigration check upon landing, or when you need to catch a connecting flight.
Avoid Middle Seats
In terms of comfort and convenience, window and aisle seats are preferable over middle ones. In a middle seat, there's generally less room to stretch, and it's harder to get up and out to use the restroom. Most passengers in middle seats tend to be late bookers or those who simply didn't know they had the option to pick their seat.
Look for Leg Room
Some airlines equip their planes with seats that offer extra leg room. In some cases, the airline will award bonus flier points for paying the extra fees attached to these seats. Some carriers even include preferred seating among their list of elite status perks, which you can possibly earn by joining their frequent flier program.
Grab an Un-booked Row
On some flights, you might be able to take advantage of un-booked rows of seats. This often happens on overnight flights, which tend to be under-booked. Just check with a flight staff member before you grab that comfier, empty row of seats.
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