Thanks to the Internet, passengers now have more control than ever when it comes to choosing their seats on an airline. Below are five websites that offer detailed information to travelers on which seats are best, right down to specific aircraft types.
SeatGuru, which belongs to the TripAdvisor family, is considered the first place to go when it comes to choosing airline seats. Users have access to information including: airline seat maps, flights shopping, and flight information; seat advice, user comments, and photo; and its Guru Factor comfort rating system for flight shopping.
2. Seat Expert
This website allows travelers to search by specific flight number or by airline. It also allows users to contact seat experts by email and provides the MilePoint forum, where travelers can interact and share information.
3. Expert Flyer
This website offers free and pro subscriptions. Under free, travelers can use the website to find a better seat by entering their flight information and creating an alert when a more desirable seat becomes available. Under pro, there are basic ($4.99/month) and premium ($9.99/month) that offer services including data for more than 400 airlines, detailed seat maps and the ability to search for awards and upgrades. Users can also download free iOS and Android apps that offer the same service.
4. Seat Plans
This website offers detailed reviews of seat plans for more than 150 major airlines around the world. It also allows users to read seat reviews from their fellow travelers, along with commentary from staff. And as a bonus, it also offers reviews of cabin crews.
5. SkytraxThis website, created by a company that specializes in air travel ratings and reviews, offers travelers detailed information on how to choose the best seats for their flights. It also offers seat reviews and seat plans, giving passengers the information they need to make the best seat selection.