1) When traveling in tandem, reserve the window and aisle seats in a three-seat row. You can easily do this when booking tickets online, as the option to book your seat selections directly is given with most airlines. The airline rarely fills the gap in between the two seats, and if they do, its a rare passenger who wouldnt trade the middle spot for an aisle or window seat.
If flying solo, look for a row where somebody is already in a window or an aisle seat, and pick the one opposite them in order to leave the middle spot empty. The same theory as above will apply, unless the plane becomes fully booked.
2) Visit SeatGuru.com to check out the configuration of the plane youll be flying on. They recommend seats that are particularly good – as well as caution against ones that are not-so-good. You can determine what seat youd like to book based upon factors like legroom, proximity to TV screens, unobstructed window views, and distance to busy areas like the bathroom or galley.
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