Getting the best seat
Your flight is booked and it is now times to choose your seat, but what is the best seat to choose to make the 12 hours in the little metal tube the most comfortable? Our advice – go to www.seatguru.com this should be a go to page for any regular traveller. Input your flight details and Seatguru will bring up a seating map and give you the pros and cons of all the seats, telling you which are the best and which are the ones to avoid!
Our tops tips when choosing a seat
- Check that the seat in front of you does not have an entertainment box located under the seat, this will halve your legroom.
- If you like a window seat, use Seatguru to see if your seat has a misaligned window.
- Before you get excited about that emergency row seat remember that in many instances emergency row seats have the tray tables in the armrest making your seat narrower, and those located next to plane doors are often the coldest places in the plane.
- Passengers with babies are usually allocated seats at the front of a cabin where there is space for baby cots. So while you may think being right at the front of the cabin is great to get off first, is it worth 12 hours of a crying baby?
- If you are travelling as a couple and one of you likes the aisle, consider the aisle and seat next to it in the middle section with 4 seats, as this way no one is likely to try and climb across you to get to the loo in the middle of the night, unlike if you choose the aisle and seat next to it in a row that has a window seat.
- Avoid seats close to the galley or the toilets….common sense, but use Seatguru to check for sure that your seat is away from these noisy and busy areas.