How to Pick a Great Airline Seat

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Don’t get stuck in a middle seat near a bathroom on your next flight. With a little time and effort, you can be sitting pretty.

Step 1: Figure out your priorities
There is no single “best seat” on an airplane — all have their pros and cons — so decide what’s important to you. Legroom? Peace and quiet? A quick exit? A smooth ride?

Step 2: Check out seats
Don’t assume anything about a seat without checking it out. Some bulkhead seats don’t offer extra legroom, some “window” seats are between windows and therefore offer little view, and many exit seats, while providing more legroom, are narrower than other seats.

Find out what kind of plane you’ll be on and then visit “”:http:// or “”:http://. Click on any seat to see its pros and cons.

Step 3: Buy a better seat
Pay a small fee to ensure you get a seat with the most legroom. Many airlines now identify their best seats on their websites and charge for them accordingly.

Step 4: Don’t forget about reclining
Take reclining into account. If you like to sit back, avoid the last rows in any section. If you hate people leaning into your lap, try to snare an exit seat; the seats in front of those rows usually don’t recline.

Exit row seats are often not assigned until check-in. To snag one, get to the airport early.

Step 5: Consider the pitch
Consider the pitch of the seat, which is the distance between your seat and the one in front of you. You’ll find this information on airline seat websites.

Step 6: Take turbulence into account
Take turbulence into account. If you’re a white-knuckle flyer, sit over the front of the wing; that’s where you’re least likely to feel turbulence. Avoid the back, where you’ll feel every bump.

Step 7: Consider the noise
If you need peace and quiet, avoid sitting in the back, where the engines are the loudest. And steer clear of the bulkhead, where families with babies are usually seated.

Step 8: Book early
When you buy your ticket, be sure to book your specific seat, either online or by calling the airline directly.

Increase your odds of sitting beside an empty middle seat by requesting a back row where either the aisle or window seat is already booked. The middle seats in back rows fill up last.

Step 9: Check back the day before
Check back 24 hours before your flight; this is when prime seating often is released. Plus, airlines occasionally switch planes, possibly turning your chosen seat into an undesirable one!

Step 10: Join a good-seat program
If you’re a frequent flyer, consider joining an airline program that guarantees a good seat for an annual fee.

Did You Know?
The average airline seat in coach is just 17.2 inches wide.


the ty show says:

when your going to crach,sit in the last seat in the plane

Mariam Habebt Mama says:

Guess real thing in the boarding card let’s you were you siting there is a b c so say that because I am come from Arabic corunty is from Saudi Arabia

im2slick4u 2613 says:

I’m watching this because I have a 2 hours flight on Tuesday the plane will arrive on 12 AM

NextTuber1 3 says:

I love the bumps tho! ive never ever been on a roller coaster and the aeroplane is like a flying one

Kanha Grover says:

shah rukh khan

Kanha Grover says:

I did

Isra Shiraz says:

Lol this was published on 2008 but I born on 2009

Tristan Forgeron says:

I’d love to sit in the back

Endry Agustiono says:

Wow, the only plane that i’ve ever ride are the 737 and 320… so sad…

Dr Peter jones says:

please note that seats reserved on the internet or you pay a extra fee to have do not by law guarantee that seat. Dont be surprised if you are asked to move as the seat is required for disabled persons by primary legislation within the EU and UK. Take a seat reservation as a preference not a guarentee as airlines not complying with primary legislation upon disability could find themselves fined and held at the gate until they comply with such legislation. A reservation of a suitable seat for disabled such as extra legroom is a non enforcable contract in law and is subject to disability access law. Be warey about paying for something the airline cannot sell you by law!

Kellie Chasity says:

So hope I get a window seat

GoldzTV says:

I always sit at the back because people always sit in the front and my mom doesnt like sitting in the front because of disasters i sat in the front one time and saw the inside of the cockpit it was cool :d

Shy Girl says:

um i don’t know whatta say,but quit helpful….ish

MWB Gaming says:

the best seat is in the cockpit

after all who would argue with the king of the plane

Alessandro Lafranconi says:


Marshmallow Fan says:

i haven’t Ride an airplane on My life ;-;

Brushi says:


merry airlines says:

You want to book Economy Plus Southwest Airlines Flight ticket call 1-844-313-7010.

Savage Life says:

I sat on the aisle seat.

Marcos Taveras says:

United Airlines xP

fxng xzixi says:

I do not like having extra leg space or be at the first row…I am wierd

Lily Lollipop09 says:

When ever I go on a flight or a plane some how I always get a toddler kicking me the whole flight or a screaming baby…..

Rock-afire Explosion says:

Is it just me who always wants to be at the back? I wanna feel them turbulence boiiiiiiii!

chamuel medino says:


IDS says:

*Not after Jake close it*


Just don’t pick United Airlines and you’ll be right

Adolf Hitler says:

When i was in an airplane bathroom im so scared to push the flush button coz u know

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