Questions regarding reservations of specific seats in various transportation venues.

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I'm worried about fitting into armrest [duplicate]

I'm quite a big guy and I'm travelling to Benidorm and worried I won't fit in the seat when the armrest goes down. Shall I just buy another seat to save hassle when on the plane ?
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Strategy to improve seats on a flight?

I'm not talking about getting a business class upgrade. I'm talking about where you're in Economy, you look at your ticket and you realise you're in the back row, middle seat for a 15 hour flight. ...
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What high-speed intercity trains allow passengers to sit in the front cabin?

Calling "Shotgun" might be the wrong word, since the driver's cab would be on top of the train, or absent altogether. What are some examples of high-speed long-distance intercity trains that have ...
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What would be the best section in the plane to reserve a seat if you want to maximize the chance of not sitting next to anyone?

Other than the obvious answer of first class or business class, although I am sure on many specific routes that carry 'high-rollers' you might still find yourself sitting next to other passengers (...
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Do airlines typically charge for seating assignments when traveling w/ a small child?

I e-mailed Spirit airlines to see if I need to pay for seating assignments, or if they'd assign my 2 year old next to me by policy, and they told me to shell out the cash for the seating assignments. ...
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how to get the front seats in an airline?

On domestic flights that I have been (in India) there is no seat assignment on the ticket/e-ticket you purchase. It is at the check-in counter that you can ask for a window seat or a non-window seat ...
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Long-haul flights: How bad are seats next to lavatories?

I want to choose a good seat on a 8h+ flight in an Airbus A330-300. I use Seatguru to find it. My preference (if I check in fast enough) would be the next row behind the lavatories row, as there's ...
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Business class on Iberia / Canadair RJ 1000

I plan to travel from Bologna (BLQ) to Madrid (MAD) with Iberia flight 8783 later this year. I can have business class tickets, so I have looked at the airplane scheduled (a Canadair RJ 1000 ...
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How I find the BA-equivalent booking reference for an American Airlines-managed reservation?

Note: I do this regularly, so I am looking for a faster option than calling the airline on the phone - I'd like something I can do online. I have booked a reservation with American Airlines on aa.com....
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How old does a child need to be to sit separately from parents when flying?

I just took a transatlantic Aer Lingus red eye flight with my 4 year old. When checking in the agent gave my child and I seats that were on opposite sides of the plane separated by about 5 rows. When ...
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How can one use a child car seat that requires a top tether in an airplane?

Some car seats require their top tether to be attached in order to meet the safety standard they were built under (recent AU/NZ seats are an example of this). It is also true that it is safer to ...
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Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?

Some airlines (for example, American Airlines do this) offer a seat availability checker so you can see which seats are currently booked on a flight - there are limitations, since some seats might ...
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How big is “too big” for an airline seat? At what point will you be required to buy two tickets?

As I said in another question, I'm bringing my parents to visit me here in Sweden next year. My mother is around 280-300 pounds and 5'6" (130-135kg, 1.67m). I am concerned that she might be asked at ...
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How do I buy a double ticket for myself?

I want to travel conveniently from Darwin to Sydney. For an empty seat next to me, I am happy to purchase another ticket. Do airlines allow a passenger manifest with two similar names ? Am unable to ...
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Premium Economy Class Seat Availability on British Airways

Is there a way to see available seats before purchasing in Premium Economy Class on British Airways? I have already read the answers/tips in the linked duplicate "Can I see which seats are available ...
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Forgot to reserve a seat on Norwegian Air. Do I need to check-in in person?

I got my boarding passes but noticed that I had forgotten to make seats reservations, on the website it says that if I don't choose my seats then I will be assigned seats on the day of the departure. ...
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How can I deal with people asking to switch seats with me on a plane?

I'm sixteen years old, and I have mild claustrophobia so I always travel in the aisle seat. However, I'm constantly asked (not politely) by others to change seats with them. Since I usually travel ...
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How to find flights with a large enough seat pitch to use a laptop?

I usually fly first class, so I never thought too much about using a computer in coach, but I was flying coach on American today in a 737, and I could not use my computer because the seat in front of ...
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What is this extra row of seats on American Airlines flights?

This flight check-in page allows you to choose seats from a 'row 34' which is shown in front of all the other rows and with 9 seats. Is this just for overbooking? What are these seats like? The ...
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Booked a Vietnam Airlines codeshare flight OP'd by China Air - can I reserve a seat ahead of time?

I bought an international ticket from the US to Asia on Priceline, via Vietnam Airlines, and I have a confirmation code from them. China Airlines is the carrier operating the flight and the one with ...
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Can you expect the flight attendants to tell the passenger in front of you to put his seat up in normal position?

My last (Swiss) long-haul flight was overnight and a lot of passengers tried to sleep. Nevertheless, the flight crews served dinner at the start of the flight and breakfast shortly before landing. ...
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Is a 17-inch (wide) / 30-inch (pitch) seat comfortable for a long-haul flight? [closed]

I need to fly to Taiwan in couple of months. I am trying to pick the right airline. One of the airlines I considered -- China Airlines -- has a Boeing 777 in its fleet, and they offer 17 inch seat ...
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Can I easily travel in Italy by bus/train without any prior reservation?

I am planning a trip to Italy this coming January. My plan is to land by plane in Roma and then go to France by train/bus stopping in some Northern Italian cities on the way, enjoying the architecture,...
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Is it prohibited to lie down (and fall asleep) on a commercial flight?

When there is enough space to do that. I have traveled with EasyJet and I was lucky enough to have three seats to myself! I didn't have the courage to try lying down and see if I would get ...
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Ryanair seating allocation

How does seating allocation work with Ryanair if travelling in a group of 6, checking in online and not opting for reserved seats?
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Can I fly with a robot as a passenger instead of shipping it as luggage?

Can I book a ticket for my C-3PO human-size figure and let it have a seat instead of paying extra money to have it shipped? I couldn't find a law which says the passenger has to have a soul, its all ...
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Business class fully booked!

I am planning to fly our from YYZ to DEL (Depart 15th December, Return- 15th Janaury) on a round trip ticket with Etihad on business class. However, the problem is that the business class section is ...
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Indian Trains Wait List - will I get a seat?

After the fiasco of registering an account to book train tickets online using my British VISA card, I finally got into a position of being able to book a ticket, but what it appears to be telling me ...
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Which airlines (if any) offer vertical seating seats on their journeys from the UK?

Long time ago I remember reading about them on RyanAir but I can't find anything on their website?
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What's the best way to get sleep on a train in a sitting compartment?

In late December this year I'll be travelling on an overnight train in Russia. Unfortunately all of the tickets have already sold out for that particular train, with the exception of the sitting ...
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Is it ever a good strategy to not select a seat when you are in unassigned status on American Airlines?

So here's my not-so-hypothetical situation. My wife and I are on an American Airlines flight and for the longest leg (~6 hours) there are only "Premium" economy seats and crappy (single middle) seats ...
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Airplane Seats and overhead storage

I am planning to travel from Madrid to Mexico City on IB6409, and I want to choose a seat with lots of leg rooms, I think they're called bulkhead seats, the seats that are next to the emergency exit. ...
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Putting a hold on an airline seat

When we put a hold on an airline seat for a couple of days, it expires after a couple of days. Now, after couple of days, nobody has booked the seat since I was the one holding it and I did not book ...
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With Aegean airlines GoLight how many pieces of cabin baggage? Are seats allocated together?

In Aegean golight if I buy 4 tickets (in golight) how many items of hand baggage can I bring with me? And again if I buy 4 tickets (we are family 2 + 2) is there any way for me to be sure we are ...
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How to prevent the passenger in front of you from reclining without notice?

I can totally understand someone reclining his seat on a long-distance flight. On a short hop, I don’t have any sympathy for anyone using his “right” to recline his seat. The seat pitch on short ...
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What can you do about being forced to sit next to a very large passenger?

My mum is up in arms about that fact that she sat next to a (very) obese gentleman on her flight causing sufficient discomfort for her to grab the cabin jumpseat in cruise. The flight was a fully-...
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If I'm on a Qantas 747-400, can I move seats after takeoff?

I'm planning on flying to LA with Qantas soon and the flight planner on the site states that we'll be flying on a Boeing 747-400. I was wondering if i would be able to move seats to the upper deck ...
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Flying together but parting ways later on.

I have a question about coordinating flights. Next year I'll be flying from Belgium (BRU) to New Zealand (AKL). I will stay there with her for a month and then return to Belgium (BRU). My girlfriend, ...
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What are the drawbacks of taking this window/aisle solo seat - 71A on Boeing 777-300ER?

I've got an LA to Hong Kong flight coming up and I've never flown for that long before. Flying on boeing 777-300ER. Btw I'm not asking about window vs aisle, I definitely want an aisle seat. However ...
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Waitlisted Indian train ticket: will I be refunded if I don't get a confirmed seat?

I've purchased a ticket on Cleartrip from Gorakhpur to Delhi. I'm on a wait list on 33. If I do not get a confirmed seat, will I be refunded?
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Reserving a bassinet for a flight not bought directly from airline

I want to book a transatlantic flight and reserve a bassinet for my newborn. I've noticed that I can get a significantly lower price if I buy the tickets online, from a website like Expedia or Orbitz. ...
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Statistically, is there a safest seat on the plane if it crashes?

So to clarify, there are lots of different planes, so for the sake of argument, there are areas: front left front right front middle forward front, right, middle over the left wing over the right ...
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How can I get a different seat after boarding a flight?

There is always this thrill of boarding a plane. "Where am I sitting" or more importantly who is sitting in close proximity to me. If it turns out to be a disappointment, reseating is often not an ...
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Is it rude to sit next to a passenger if other seats are available?

I once traveled business-class in Qatar Airways. I am not sure about their seating policy. I was, however, able to choose my seat while I got my online boarding pass. So, after I got in to the plane ...
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Why don't airlines offer last minute empty seats cheap? [closed]

There are lots of empty seats out there. Why aren't airlines selling them cheap on the day of the flight? I've seen a few anecdotal answers to this question. A lot of the answers come down to "...
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Which airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight?

I read that some airlines such as United Airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight. Is there any comprehensive list of airlines that ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight (or ...
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How to avoid claustrophobia on a plane?

I am severely claustrophobic and tomorrow I have a middle seat on a plane. I need some tips on how to handle it?
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I had 2 RAC tickets but seat got only one

I had 2 RAC confirmed tickets, but seats were not mentioned. On the day of travel, I got a single berth for both the tickets. On the charts both names mentioned that a single seat was assigned. I paid ...
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Airplane seat dimension regulations: are there any?

Are there any regulations, either in US or Europe, regarding minimum dimensions for airplane seats, i.e. leg space, horizontal distance, etc.? I ask this also in relation to some (often low cost) ...
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How does seat assignment work with 'direct to gate' service from Norwegian?

If flying with Norwegian within the Nordic countries or from the Nordics to Europe (and having only carry on luggage), one can proceed directly through security and to the gate without boarding, etc. ...