How to Book the Best Seat Possible
You’ve booked your next flight and the airline’s seat map lets you choose what seat you want, but how do you know which seat is the best? The answer is SeatGuru.
SeatGuru is a website that features aircraft seat maps, seat reviews, and a color-coded system to identify which are the best seats on each aircraft. SeatGuru has been around since 2001, and has been owned by Tripadvisor since 2007.
Have you ever booked a flight only to find out you got a seat right next to the bathroom? It’s terrible and can ruin your trip. Having a great seat can also help make your trip that much more enjoyable. You need SeatGuru to help you identify which seats to avoid and which ones offer the most legroom and aisle access. SeatGuru makes planning your next trip so much easier. All you need to do is go onto SeatGuru and enter the airline, flight number, and date of your possible flight and you’ll be able to find the exact plane you’ll be flying.
Once you’ve found the right aircraft you’ll be able to see which seats are best in green and worst in yellow, along with seating details, traveler photos, and a run down of in-flight amenities. There are also user submitted reviews of the aircraft. I find Seatguru especially useful for First / Business Class flights, to make sure I’m on an aircraft with the newest/most comfortable seating and entertainment systems.
Most of us are stuck in coach on most flights and SeatGuru can usually help you find a seat that offers a little space, which can make a huge difference. SeatGuru also offers a phone app which offers more limited information but works if you don’t have access to the desktop site.