Tip: Choosing the Best Seat on (Almost) any Flight

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com


If you think it’s enough to just choose your seat on a flight using only the airline’s propietary website, oh grasshopper, listen well. Sure you may know the best seat on the flight(s) you take most regularly. But what about choosing seats on a new airline or one you fly infrequently? You’re going to need a guide to the flight’s ‘equipment’ (the type of aircraft used), a seat map, and other information like seats that don’t recline, seats near the lavatory or galley and other locations. The best website we’ve found for this is SeatGuru.com, which serves up the following useful tidbits to help you make the most informed decision possible:

  • Detailed seatmap graphics
  • In-depth comments about seats with limited recline, reduced legroom, and misaligned windows
  • Color-coding to help identify superior and substandard seats
  • In-seat power port locations
  • Galley, lavatory, exit row, and closet locations

Published by edsalvato

Educator, marketing, communications and travel safety expert; LGBTQ Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show; public speaker; expert panel organizer and moderator

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