I was wondering if there is anyway of knowing how many seats were empty on any previous International flights? I am trying to figure out the pattern for the best season/day/time to fly in that airline when a lot of people dont tend to fly. I am flying with my wife and an infant and could not secure the bassinet seat on time. And even if I did get one, my unusually tall 1 year old son would not fit in it. So I am trying to see if I should get two seats (Aisle seat and window) for me and my wife, hoping that one will get the middle seat and I can sit my baby down a bit more comfortably. I know flights seat map can be a bit more unreliable. So if anyone has any advice or suggestion regarding my concern or any help on how can I secure comfortable journey without having to shell out thousands on upgrade to business class, I would appreciate your help.
P.S. I have already booked the seats and requested/blocked the seat in the airplane.