How to Pick a Great Airline Seat

By Grover Koelpin 100 comments


How to Pick a Great Airline Seat. 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. You will need Priorities A website with airplane
seating diagrams An early booking and a seat upgrade membership. Step 1. 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. 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 “seatexpert.com”:http:// or “seatguru.com”:http://. Click on any seat to see its pros and cons. Step 3. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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.

100 Comments

Duck ConfettiCow

Dec 12, 2016, 12:49 am Reply

I usually sit in the back😒

Mohammad Abu Sarwar

Dec 12, 2016, 7:16 am Reply

Thnx for the info

Simon cowell

Dec 12, 2016, 1:33 am Reply

I have finals tomorrow and I'm watching this

Ayano Aishi

Dec 12, 2016, 1:54 am Reply

I had the best seat, I could stalk a kid just younger then me

Beanie Boo Lover U.S.A.

Dec 12, 2016, 7:13 pm Reply

The airline I use doesn't have assigned seats. When you start boarding, you pick from any seat where someone isn't sitting already.

The gaming Tea

Dec 12, 2016, 2:08 am Reply

1st class:best attendance middle seat:smooth ride back seat:safety but bumpy

Thomas Farrar

Dec 12, 2016, 8:52 pm Reply

Once I had to sit next to this fat guy who took up half my seat

left for lionheart

Dec 12, 2016, 11:51 pm Reply

I tried to watch a few films when sitting at the back of the craft. Neither films had subtitles (I have trouble processing multiple noises at once) so I couldn't hear a thing in the film.

Mother Winter

Dec 12, 2016, 5:04 pm Reply

Yeah let's sit next to the babies that'll be so quite

Akaira Wisdom

Dec 12, 2016, 1:49 pm Reply

Mother moth babies r so special😂😂

ididntpractice

Jan 1, 2017, 6:31 pm Reply

I feel like the only one who loves turbulence and hates the window seat because I feel really confined

Vũ Minh Khôi

Jan 1, 2017, 10:31 am Reply

Great place for me if I follow these directions

LegendarySuicune ♡

Jan 1, 2017, 6:54 am Reply

every time we book a seat 6 months in advance we are always moved to a new seat and even sometimes almost made to miss that flight due to over booking :/

enter a name Last name

Jan 1, 2017, 12:10 am Reply

why am i watching this when. I won't be on a plane probably till another 2 years ahaha

Starving Kid From Africa

Jan 1, 2017, 5:47 am Reply

If you are this wide, you are not allowed to ride.

Sal R

Feb 2, 2017, 1:42 am Reply

I always sit in the first class front seats like I mean the first seats

ga daisuki nandayo 卐卐卐卐 Ore wa, o chinchin

Feb 2, 2017, 2:11 am Reply

How to pick a airplane seat: choose a seat.

clearsspot

Feb 2, 2017, 2:07 pm Reply

thanks,

Colin McCarry

Feb 2, 2017, 10:51 pm Reply

I had the worst seat ever there was a hen party in front of me and a woman's 30th birthday behind me and they wouldn't stop screaming the whole flight

Jasmine Johnston

Mar 3, 2017, 7:26 pm Reply

I always choose a window seat near the wings

Grimey Belle

Mar 3, 2017, 10:59 am Reply

I love the music in the background! What's it called ? 😃

mo0nliqht s

Mar 3, 2017, 6:06 pm Reply

I wanna sit where I could exit quickly because I wanna see my family in the Philippines A.S.A.P because I haven't seen them for 2years without any call and seeing them only pictures

Vincy Mais

Mar 3, 2017, 2:11 am Reply

What's the bulkhead?

SUB3ERO !!

Mar 3, 2017, 5:53 am Reply

Sit next to main exit, soon as it landed first 1 to get out after 10 hrs flight😤

JetLag Aviation

Apr 4, 2017, 5:56 pm Reply

From a 747 to a fokker 50. LOL

MWB Gaming

Apr 4, 2017, 5:29 pm Reply

the best seat is in the cockpit

after all who would argue with the king of the plane

GoldzTV

Apr 4, 2017, 8:29 pm Reply

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

Marcos Taveras

Apr 4, 2017, 1:17 am Reply

United Airlines xP

Brushi

Apr 4, 2017, 8:31 pm Reply

@united

KITSTAR WITH NO SHAME

Apr 4, 2017, 6:03 am Reply

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

IDS

Apr 4, 2017, 6:31 am Reply

Not after Jake close it

Genghis Khan

Apr 4, 2017, 9:56 am Reply

step 1 howcast, just accept your death

José Lara

Apr 4, 2017, 1:37 am Reply

ok

Tyler Likes Lacrosse

Apr 4, 2017, 1:46 pm Reply

Step 12 don't fly united

Mark Hammond

Apr 4, 2017, 6:13 pm Reply

A 747 downgraded to a Fokker 50 I guess a lot of people aren't going on that flight

KingGamer777

Apr 4, 2017, 2:32 pm Reply

i prefer a smooth ride and btw im flying back home

Toreador

May 5, 2017, 1:40 pm Reply

2 fast…..

yay

May 5, 2017, 12:37 am Reply

million subs. WOWOW

Loopy Lily

May 5, 2017, 1:09 am Reply

Thx for making this video. I found it very helpful😆

Lily Scarlett03

May 5, 2017, 2:34 pm Reply

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…..

NextTuber1 3

May 5, 2017, 2:53 pm Reply

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

Twisted Rainbow

May 5, 2017, 7:30 am Reply

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

Marshmallow Fan

May 5, 2017, 6:20 pm Reply

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

Unicorn girl 101

May 5, 2017, 1:56 pm Reply

I sat on the aisle seat.

Endry Agustiono

May 5, 2017, 2:09 pm Reply

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

Magdalena Prucnal

May 5, 2017, 3:11 pm Reply

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Dragoon TV

Jun 6, 2017, 2:30 am Reply

if only the average planes were like Trump quality, one can dream….such as life America ain't there yet.

Jakeian Martinez

Jun 6, 2017, 11:15 pm Reply

how about premium economy maybe?

Jaime Simmøns

Jun 6, 2017, 5:09 pm Reply

kiss your hand 3 times repost this on 5 other videos look under your pillow

savagedude vlogs

Jul 7, 2017, 3:42 pm Reply

I did

savagedude vlogs

Jul 7, 2017, 3:43 pm Reply

shah rukh khan

Miguelina Tavarez

Jul 7, 2017, 8:09 pm Reply

Delanie

Nguyen Thanh

Jul 7, 2017, 11:43 am Reply

1

the ty show

Aug 8, 2017, 6:03 am Reply

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

GamingCraftedMC And More

Aug 8, 2017, 6:48 am Reply

Sitting at the back is good because there is a toilet behind you

Betty Boop

Aug 8, 2017, 7:40 pm Reply

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

Medy Dominguez

Aug 8, 2017, 2:25 am Reply

I try in the airport I ride but its weird 🤢🤢🤢 I try but Im so so sad 🤢🤢

Slicky

Sep 9, 2017, 1:25 pm Reply

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

Isra Shiraz

Sep 9, 2017, 9:05 am Reply

Lol this was published on 2008 but I born on 2009

Alessandro Lafranconi

Sep 9, 2017, 7:55 pm Reply

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Tristan Forgeron

Oct 10, 2017, 10:08 pm Reply

I'd love to sit in the back

Amogh Parker

Oct 10, 2017, 9:47 am Reply

Very informative 👍👍👍

katka1406

Oct 10, 2017, 5:04 pm Reply

£100 for 3 inches of legroom and £100 more to recline.

EJNOY

The god mode Of rapidity

Oct 10, 2017, 8:37 am Reply

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

Dr Peter jones

Oct 10, 2017, 5:41 pm Reply

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

Oct 10, 2017, 4:37 pm Reply

So hope I get a window seat

chamuel medino

Oct 10, 2017, 2:27 pm Reply

royslusku

GLITZED

Nov 11, 2017, 1:20 pm Reply

I’m about to go on emirates first 💰 class💎💎💎💎💎💎🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑

Nilsfried

Dec 12, 2017, 2:58 pm Reply

They fill up the front of the plane first because otherwise this could happen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLWxD0gY__A

Slime Smarties

Jan 1, 2018, 5:42 am Reply

The engines are over the wing not the back

Mariam Habebt Mama

Jan 1, 2018, 2:47 pm Reply

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

APPLE Job

Jan 1, 2018, 5:46 pm Reply

Step one : Pick a united airline
Step two : I will be seeing you on the News .

Andrea Fregoso

Feb 2, 2018, 6:56 am Reply

Oh no

j cayrol

Mar 3, 2018, 5:49 am Reply

I’ve tried to get to the airport early to get an exit seat but it didn’t work😡

johnnymcleanvlogs

Mar 3, 2018, 11:27 am Reply

Youtube help not other agent

Sealand

Mar 3, 2018, 1:03 am Reply

1st get first class

Music Hub

Apr 4, 2018, 12:26 pm Reply

What I do on a plane:

freaks out, thinks the plane will fall

marinasylla

Apr 4, 2018, 6:29 pm Reply

Why

fred scuttle

Apr 4, 2018, 8:24 pm Reply

Consider the pitch? They are all at or below 32 inches and the seats are narrower. The only way to "consider" it is to pay thousands of dollars more for a business class seat or hundreds of dollars more for the original coach/economy 34 inch pitch. IF YOU'RE A FREQUENT FLYER??? FF programs are a profit augmentation scheme by airline investors. You have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars before you can get a round trip somewhere and you often have to pay for part of the fair. Howcast is living in wonderland

Masøn Vløgs

Apr 4, 2018, 9:47 pm Reply

Am I the only one who hates legroom on a aircraft

King Mario 64

Apr 4, 2018, 11:53 pm Reply

Step 1: Pick the front solo seat

Angelo Perez

May 5, 2018, 12:09 pm Reply

Thank you it worked

Robert Rustebakke

May 5, 2018, 7:56 am Reply

First Class all the time.

Daredevil

Jun 6, 2018, 9:01 am Reply

Where is the seat where I feel the least dizziness excluding the front?

Zuli And Fjolla Jounzi

Sep 9, 2018, 12:32 am Reply

When I Drank I Need To Pee And Come Back Me And My Dad Was In The Wizz Air

Zazkon Animations

Oct 10, 2018, 11:59 am Reply

Sit on the back peoples

BACK SEATS:MORE TURBELANCE,AND SAFEST SEAT, IF YA NEED TO PEE YOUR THE NEAREST

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Oct 10, 2018, 12:49 pm Reply

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Mohd. Nishikata Sitohang

Oct 10, 2018, 10:02 am Reply

Not worked if you was on flight 610

Xenomorph Biologist – XX121

Jan 1, 2019, 12:14 pm Reply

Why does it seem that every time I get a window seat it’s between windows

ava lively

Jan 1, 2019, 12:02 pm Reply

Book Norwegian air flight tickets by this toll free number 1-888-324-1990, they provide great discount on air ticket. Norwegian air has the best seats with much extra leg room, one can assign seat in advance.

Kyle McLuckie

Jan 1, 2019, 7:18 am Reply

i wanna sit in front of the wing but i can't even find the right time for it to book it

Kru Ploppy

Jan 1, 2019, 3:51 am Reply

Sitting in the Emergency exit seats means you are more likely to be limited on the amount of wine they will serve you on long haul….

Itzz Yo Gurl Mary K

Feb 2, 2019, 12:22 am Reply

The toilet flush SCARES me!

lovdusk

Feb 2, 2019, 8:36 am Reply

i want a seat where i can hear no airplane noises

Corrado Orazi

Jun 6, 2019, 11:51 pm Reply

The safest place is the one on the right side of Tess on the couch at home !!! … WoW !!! …

DeltaAC001 & Qatar001

Jul 7, 2019, 9:01 pm Reply

Are the engines louder at the front or back or next to the wing?

Its Chynell

Jul 7, 2019, 11:31 pm Reply

We all already know that the toilet is the best seat duh!

Women’s Corner

Jul 7, 2019, 7:05 am Reply

I think most important things is seat belt extender from all of them. it give you security for any kind of body size. Plus size man can travel comfortably than plus size women. In the airplane 24 size women follow some extra rules to make their journey more comfortable. Of course you need to choose size friendly Arline like delta or American Airline . Now a days most of the company reduce their seat size only for business purpose.

Mααrʈεn M

Aug 8, 2019, 7:49 pm Reply

For me I don't care what seat I have aslong as I don't sit next to some tubby taking all the arm rests

DeltaAC001 & Qatar001

Sep 9, 2019, 8:08 pm Reply

My worst seat I had was 31A, it was in the last row of the A320 and this happened in December 2017.

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