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Questions tagged [seating]

Questions regarding reservations of specific seats in various transportation venues and of seating in general (comfort, size, pitch etc).

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Why are some specific seats marked as prioritized for people in need?

Inspired by Can I use a priority seat if it is vacant? Many trains, buses and subways have seats that are marked as "priority seats", meaning that the people who are in greater need of a seat, such ...
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Unbookable column of seats on 777-200

I'm flying United, and at time of booking I can select my seat. On one flight the aircraft is designated as a 777-200. The seat selection diagram shows a 3-4-3 seat layout, ABC-DEFG-HJK. At time of ...
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Bought 2 Lufthansa tickets - one person can't travel - free seat next to me?

I bought two Lufthansa tickets, for a journey from Europe to Asia and back (outbound via FRA, return via MUC). I also reserved two adjacent seats, and paid for it all. Now, the second person cannot ...
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Are these Deutsche Bahn train seats side-by-side?

I booked two tickets on the direct Deutsche Bahn (ICE 93) train from Berlin to Vienna and the seat information is shown as - "Side-by-side seats Carriage 27, seats 13, 15". I would normally have ...
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Do the seat rows across the aisle from the Cathay Pacific 777 300 ER 77H aircraft line up?

The economy rows in the picture on seat guru do not appear to line up with each other. For example do 60G and 60H line up next to each other. I want two aisle seats that are directly across from each ...
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Can I lean the seat backwards in a bus when a person behind me complains about it? [duplicate]

This happened a few years ago in a bus form Paris to Cologne. I leaned the seat backwards as far as possible and the person behind me heavily complained about not having enough space. I saw that she ...
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How can you maximise your chance of an upgrade on a long haul flight? [duplicate]

I’ve seen various questions on TSE about ruses to ‘’sneak’ into a higher grade cabin than the one paid for. I’m interested to know what the chances are of being upgraded legitimately (i.e. by the ...
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Can you sneak into Premium Economy Class?

People ask whether they can sneak into business or first, it's virtually impossible. But what about sneaking into Premium Economy Class? What if I stand at the end of the boarding line, and just sit ...
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Easyjet: change seat after boarding

My best friend and I will fly from Basel (BSL) to London Gatwick (LGW) in October. We booked our flight tickets separately and neither of us reserved a seat. As I understand, the system will assign us ...
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Do airlines show different seats to different customers during online check-in?

I was flying with a group of friends on Emirates and I decided to check in online the exact moment the online check-in is enabled on the website. To my surprise I found about 10 seats only available ...
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Can you reserve a seat with a free child ticket for trains in the UK?

I'm trying to book train tickets from Edinburgh to London, we have a child who just turned 4. Whenever I go to reserve seats I'm given the option to reserve only 2 seats and not one for the child who ...
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Row 60 on Lufthansa Airbus A380-800

I have a 10+ hours trip in an Airbus A380-800, and I noticed the seat 60A was available at check-in time. The layout of the plane looks like this: I took this seat, based on the natural idea that it ...
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Available seat choices on British Airways flights

I recently flew economy class with British Airways, short haul within Europe if that makes a difference. My booking gave me the ability to either pay to reserve a specific seat or wait until 48 hours ...
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What does it mean when a ticket is under “airport control”?

My fiancé and I travelling together tomorrow, and since this is the beginning of a work trip for me, we had to book our flights separately. When we booked, we managed to get seats next to each other ...
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Family of three - would we be seated together on a Lufthansa flight?

We have a flight booked from USA to Munich on Lufthansa booked through 3rd party website. If we do not pre order and pay for seats, will the 3 of us be seated together? The 3 tickets were purchased at ...
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Seat pitch / leg room on EVA Air SEA - TPE - KUL?

My wife and I are getting ready to fly to Kuala Lumpur for a family vacation. We're contemplating flights on EVA Air, mostly because they're the cheapest for an economy flight. I can't seem to ...
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BA 185, what airplane configuration is this?

On Monday, the 16th July 2018 I'll be flying BA185 from LHR to EWR on what is seemingly a 777. Seatguru claims that BA has four different 777s but none of those seem to match the layout that BA shows ...
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Can I buy a select seat at the check-in counter?

I will fly with Norwegian from BUD to CPH in February. I have a LowFare ticket so the seat selection is €12. I know that if I don’t reserve a seat in advance, I will get one random upon check-in which ...
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What does this sign on Air Tahiti ferry mean?

I saw this sign on Air Tahiti ferry in French Polynesia. What does the last icon on this place réservée sign mean?
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How can I get a window seat when checking in with LATAM?

I'm trying to check in with LATAM and it's only possible to choose several seats in the whole plane, none of which are by the window, even including premium ones. Since I tried to check-in as soon as ...
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How does overbooking work with reserved seats?

I never understood how overbooking of flights actually works. I understand the economic principle, just not how its practically done. For the most part there are two types of airlines, low cost ...
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Singapore Airlines seat selection after online booking

I read some similar questions (e.g. this), but they concern European airlines that have to act under European laws, Singapore Airlines probably doesn't. I booked a flight from FRA to SIN (and further ...
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Can I refuse to choose seats with additional cost at check-in time?

Related to this question, but in my case I actually am in the situation where all normal seats are occupied. This is what happens here: the online check-in system is trying to force me to choose ...
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Do I really have to pay for seat selection in online check-in of Pegasus Airlines?

I'm trying to online check-in my flight with Pegasus Airlines and whenever I try to change my automatically allocated seat it shows that I have to pay extra cash. This even happens for regular seats ...
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Does economy class on JAL have power points?

Flying on (Japanese Airlines) JAL this weekend (on a 787), but am wondering how I can find out what facilities USB, power points etc) that the seats have? I would put my specific flight number here ...
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What do check-in counters know about travelers?

I recently noticed that check in counters started to automatically give me window seats. In the past, I often asked for a window seat or was asked about my preferences. Thus, my question is whether ...
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In Megabus booking what happens if we skip seat reservation?

Megabus provides relatively cheaper fares to travel between DC to NY. When I started doing the reservation it gave the option to pick seats of my choice. This would cost me additional $1, $7 ...
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What should I do if my seat belt is faulty on a coach?

Seat belt is mandatory (by Highways Traffic Law and Regulations) for all seats of intercity coaches in Turkey. I wonder what I should do if my seat belt is faulty and there is no option to change the ...
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How to get adjoining train seats when only traveling for one stretch of the journey together?

Me and a relative of mine will be staying at location A. We will be leaving A by train - traveling together to location B, and then we split up with me continuing on by train to location C. We want ...
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Seat booking fee on Lufthansa / Swiss air

I booked round-trip ticket from Zurich to HongKong via Priceline, which goes one way with Lufthansa and other way with Swiss air. Priceline didn't give me an option to select seats at the time of ...
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Are you required to sit in your assigned seat on an airplane?

I'm booked on a flight that departs in 36 hours and the plane is currently less than half full. Do airlines have a general rule that prohibits you from sitting in a seat other than the one you were ...
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Anyone flown Alaska Airlines that's a “passenger of size”?

I am heading to Hawaii soon with 2 friends. I am looking at ticket prices for all of us. I am leaning towards Alaska Airlines. I am 330 pounds and am concerned about fitting into Alask Airlines ...
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first class premium (P) vs first class discounted (A)

I was looking at airfare codes and saw that there's an airfare code for First Class Premium and one for First Class Discounted. What does First Class Premium offer that First Class Discounted doesn't?...
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How exactly does family bumping occur on flights as seating is re-assigned at the gate?

We all know the drill: you settle into your carefully selected seat, then some jerk comes over, "Oh, hi can I switch seats with you, so I can sit next to my (fill in the blank: son/daughter/wife/...
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Does Southwest Airlines have assigned seating? [duplicate]

I have a short flight tonight, from Denver to Oklahoma. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with Southwest before, and in which do they just allow you to sit wherever a spot is open, or ...
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When arriving at Stansted, does Eurowings exit passengers via the rear stairs?

When arriving at Stansted airport, does Eurowings (formerly Germanwings) flights exit passengers via the back stairs of the aircraft? Since they allow seat selection, I'm wondering if I should ...
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Seat selection on british airways 787 flight

I'm be flying from AUS to LHR via British Airways and was looking into selecting my Premium Economy seats. Here are the available seats from that flight: As can be seen in this picture rows 17-21 are ...
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Do gate agents really seat young children away from their parents in United Basic Economy?

According to United, for Basic Economy fares: Seats will be assigned prior to boarding. Customers traveling together, including families, will not be able to sit together. My husband and I plan ...
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Is there an optimal time to check in to a Spirit flight?

I am planning to take a Spirit flight where I have not prepaid for a seat assignment. I will let Spirit pick my seat for me, which happens when I check in. From personal experience and from a few ...
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Dimensions of Plane Seats [duplicate]

What are the dimensions of a common seat in a plane? I can only find info about the pitch and the width.
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Seat selection when using online booking sites

I am looking to book a flight soon, and in some cases I am seeing lower fares through online booking sites (Priceline, JustFly, etc) than from the airline itself. (Note that these are not opaque ...
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Choosing seat in DB IC bus

I want to travel from Berlin to Kopenhagen with the DB IC bus. It gives me an option of choosing my seat. However, I have difficulty with it. My requirement: I want a window seat. With large leg ...
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Why are new Eurostar seats harder than the old ones?

When taking the Eurostar, I noticed the new model has seats that are harder than the old one, which is significantly less comfortable. I couldn't notice if the same happened to airplane seats (it's ...
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Why does CTRIP only offer lap-child from 0-2 for international flights?

I recently purchased international tickets on China's largest booking agent CTRIP. I had previously searched with skyscanner and google flight (matrix) to determine the best prices. I then input the ...
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Who owns the middle armrest in airplanes? [closed]

If a plane has rows with more than 3 seat side by side, does the person who seat in the middle has a right to the armrests? Should the taller person get the armrests? Should both the passenger on the ...
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What Exactly is Seat Width?

Found myself in two planes last week with the same seat-pillow width but the arm rests where almost three times thicker in one, making me feel cramped. Up to now, I've never been bothered by the width ...
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How to find airline seats with separate recline and back support controls?

Two weeks ago I flew TAP Portugal and the it was the most comfortable flights I've ever taken! It was in Economy even! This changes everything: Normally I find airline seats uncomfortable for a few ...
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Why does the window-side armrest never move?

The window seat always has two armrests, one of them between the passenger and the window. In several hundreds of flights taken, it has always been unmovable. Why does it not go up like the center ...
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I have an extra legroom seat- can I resell once on board

Booked a Delta flight where husband and I are not sitting together. I ended up with a preferred seat 26A on a MD-90 plane. No seat in front of me- by window. I would rather sit with husband. Could ...
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Seat reservation with extra space at Lufthansa in case of change the aircraft

I have Lufthansa's flight, on web site I see that it will be in Airbus A321. In this aircraft there are very nice seats near emergency exit where there is no row in front. One disadvantage is that ...