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More and more people use the plane to get to their destination. Therefore, the airlines of course try to accommodate as many people as possible in one machine. The rows of seats are very narrow and it inevitably comes into contact with the flight neighbor. This can often be exhausting, especially on long flights, be it because you’re always arguing about the armrests, having to endure annoying small talk or getting your hips and arms in the way. To avoid this problem and multiply the likelihood of getting a seat next to you many times, you can use the following 8 tricks for seat reservation.
1) Use places in the back area
Many people want to leave the plane quickly after landing and therefore book a seat in the front part. But the allocation of seats by the airline usually runs on the principle of “from front to back”, so that in a not booked flight, the last rows are a little sparse. You can take advantage of this and immediately reserve a seat in the back of the plane and hope that the neighboring seat remains free.
2) Book a passage
As a solo traveler, you should book a walkway. Because after all passengers are on board, you have the chance to change your seat. Of course, if you sit in the hallway, you are faster than on a window seat and can possibly get hold of a coveted seat in the first row or without a seat neighbor.
3) Book at 2 people outdoor seats
If you’re traveling with a couple, you should book the aisle and window seat in a triple row. Even if you want to sit next to each other, of course, this tactic is recommended. Because it is unlikely that someone voluntarily chooses the space between you on a not booked flight. If it does happen, you can still ask if the person is changing places with you, so you can sit side by side.
4) Reserve seats where Lehne can not be reset
The seats in the last row or in front of emergency exits are often the most unpopular because the backrest can only be folded back a little or not at all. Therefore, the chances are very high that you even have a whole row for you alone. So you can comfortably lie down and it does not matter that the backrest can not be folded back.
5) Look at rating pages for seats
Find out in advance on rating sites for seats, which seats are usually less frequently booked by travelers on which airlines. With the rather unpopular seats, you have a better chance of keeping the seat next to you or even the entire row free. For example, on the SeatGuru side, you can see which seats are reluctant to be booked on your flight.
6) Beech as a single traveler where an outdoor space is already occupied
If you are traveling alone, you should strategically place your place, otherwise you will have to share armrests with a stranger. Be sure to book an outside seat in the row that already has a seat at the window or hallway. Again, it is unlikely that someone voluntarily sits in the middle of the empty space.
7) Ask politely at the flight attendants
Many take the opportunity to ask the flight crew for another place, often not true. But the flight attendants are usually very hard to fulfill the wishes of the travelers. Especially in case of health problems or limitations, you should not hesitate to ask the staff friendly, if it could provide you with a place without neighbors, so you can stretch your legs or relax in peace.
8) Reserve seats early
The last and possibly most important trick is to reserve your seats early. As with everything else, flying is also important: first come, first serve. The sooner you book, the more choices you have left for the strategically important places.
Just try one of the tricks on your next flight. Maybe then you can also enjoy the luxury of a free space next to you. Especially on long-haul flights, an extra dose of freedom of movement proves time and again to be a real treat.
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