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Estimating seat occupancy on my flight

I am flying on a Turkish airlines flight TK4751 (also listed as 6E 17) from Mumbai to Istanbul today (8th June). I was curious what the flight occupancy was (eg to estimate the chance of me getting a ...
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Why don’t airlines make it easy to buy an extra seat?

I read: With most airlines, customers can buy an extra seat which will generally mean an empty middle seat, by paying whatever is the current fare. Almost nobody does this, and airlines don’t make it ...
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Is there a restriction on alcoholic drinks in an emergency exit seat?

While booking a chargeable seat with extra space, alongside emergency exit, the airline (Air India) is asking to agree to terms and conditions that include: Not be under the influence of any ...
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Seat blocking next to Star Alliance elite flyers on Turkish Airlines

I am trying to select an economy seat for my flight later today on Turkish Airlines. I am Turkish elite (SA Gold) and I had selected an aisle seat earlier and now I find the next two seats show as ...
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How to do seat selection for interconnecting flights from Qatar and IndiGo?

I wasn't able to select seats for interconnecting flights with Qatar and IndiGo. I could for Qatar but the next flight with Indigo is not showing any results. Please suggest how to check in. Also ...
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Is there a way to have an aisle seat guaranteed?

When I was younger, I enjoyed the view from a window seat. As I got older, however, I started getting a bit claustrophobic. Now I need an aisle seat, particluarly on longer flights. The idea of being &...
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Flight search by total cost including auxiliary fees

Recently airlines seem to have ratchetted up auxiliary fees to the point that the final price is often 50%-100% higher than the advertised price. The fees are primarily cabin baggage, checked baggage ...
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How can I know if a seat reservation on ICE would be useful?

I will be doing a bit of Interrailing in Germany over August, I'll take IC/ICEs on a bunch of occasions, and I'm debating getting a seat reservation on those. I am fine being limited to that specific ...
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Can you move to a seat that is unsold?

From recent newspaper article where it says If you couldn’t book the seat you wanted, keep your phone open on the seat map app as you board. If a blocked seat that you wanted opens up, just take it. “...
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Is it worth while to get extra leg-room when travelling on a 16 hour flight, on a 777-300ER?

This is my first time flying from India to Chicago (USA). I am 6’5” so I'm thinking of getting a seat with extra leg room. I have 2 options with where to sit: 17A - The row infront of which there are ...
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Seeing ticket allocation before paying on Nightjet

I am booking for a family of 5 to travel on a NightJet service Amsterdam-Munich. There are limited options available (no couchettes and no option to book whole compartment). I am happy to book the 3-...
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A seat in the end of the upper deck or in front of the lower deck?

What are the pros and cons of the following two options for picking a seat on a Qatar Airways Airbus A380: In front of the lower deck In the back of the upper deck Lower deck map Upper deck map
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Seat booking on flight QR4993 from Dohar to Kuala Lumpur (operated by Malaysia Airlines) on 3 May 2023

I am flying from Paris CDG to Kuala Lumpur leaving on the 2 May 2023 via Dohar. I have been able to reserve my seats on the flights operated by Qatar but not the flight operated by MAS. Could you ...
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Is it possible to book a specific seat on DB trains?

I'll be traveling on an ICE train next week and plan to work during the trip, so I'd really like to have a table to put a laptop on. However, when I go to bahn.de and try to book a place to sit, all I'...
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Do the choices for seats in blue in a plane make difference? [closed]

In a 3 3 3 seat layout in economy class from Sealink , the seats from 34 to 47 are sandwiched by galley and exits from front and galley and lavatories from back Which of these blue seats are better ...
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How to search for airplane lie-flat seats?

What's the best way search for airplane lie-flat seats? One of the biggest factors, especially for long haul flights, is what type of seat you're travelling in, with "lie-flat" being by far ...
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Qatar Airways second seat selection after paying for the first one

I have booked a ticket on Qatar Airways for economy class and made a successful seat reservation for one of four flights and paid using paypal. Because of private issues I wanted to book the seating ...
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Why can't I reserve a seat on the Eurocity train I just bought a ticket for on ÖBB

I bought return Sparscheine tickets on trains from Vienna to and from Budapest in about 7 weeks time for my family using oebbtickets.at, but didn't see an option to reserve a seat before paying. Now ...
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American Airlines size 26 will I fit in the seat?

I am 5’7 and 370 pounds with wide hips. I flew Alaska airlines back in 2017 and I barely fit, but I’m seeing mixed reviews for American Airlines economy seats. Should I just purchase a second seat? ...
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How to deal with a passenger of size at boarding time?

This is basically the question My rights if seated beside passenger needing more space wanted to ask or perhaps should've asked but of course the entire situation sucks. Enough rambling :) So you ...
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My rights if seated beside passenger needing more space

Recently I was seated beside a passenger who needed more space to sit and was almost taking away some on my space which made a 4 hour flight very uncomfortable. As flight was full I couldn't change my ...
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how to change Lufthansa seat assignment upon/after check-in when first flight is on United

I am flying LH from ORD to MUC. However, my first flight to ORD is on UA. I wonder how I can select seats when I check in on UA. I got checked in for the first segment, but I can not figure out what ...
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Selecting Seats after booking from BudgetAir

I have found some affordable tickets on BudgetAir (could be any other service - specifying it just for the reference in case someone needs it) and I wonder if I can choose the seats from the carrier (...
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United B789 weird config

I am flying United on their Dreamliner in Economy Plus. Seatguru states there are two configs of the aircraft type (one fitted with Premium economy and one not). Both can be found here. For my flight, ...
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What plane is this Finnair seatmap for?

I was examining the seatmap for a potential flight on Finnair flight AY131 from Helsinki to Singapore, and spotted something quite odd. Per Flightradar24, this route always operates with the pride of ...
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Can check-in agents see whether I selected the seat myself or was automatically assigned by the system?

I wonder whether check-in agents see whether I selected the seat myself or was automatically assigned by the system. Motivation: I sometimes forget whether I selected the seat myself, and would like ...
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Why do unavailable seats follow me on Delta

I will be flying soon on the same flight as someone I know, but we booked separately. I was hoping that we could adjust our seat selections so that we could sit next to each other, but for some reason ...
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Qatar Airlines: Modifying Seat Selection

I've booked a ticket on Qatar Airlines. I can see on their website that there should be options for modifying seat selection. However, in "manage booking" page, I don't see any option for ...
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KLM 787-9 business seating for family

We are two adults and two 2-year-old toddlers planning to fly a long flight with KLM 787-9. This will be our first flight with the kids, so we are trying to make it as easy on them as possible. We ...
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Seat change on Easy Jet

I have changed my flight with Easy Jet to May 2021. I paid to be seated on my original flight Nov 2020, but have been charged again for the same seats on my new flight. Is this correct?
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Flying to Daughter's College Town, Flying Back Together: Booking Roundtrip and One-way

How do I go about the above (Flying to Daughter's College Town, Flying Back Together: Booking Roundtrip and One-way?)? I want to fly to my daughter's city, then have her fly back home with me (seated ...
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What is the maximum occupancy of a typical budget airline given 2m social distancing? [closed]

For a typical no-frills airline using a three-aisle-three layout, at economy class density, what is the maximum possible occupancy which maintains a distance of at least two meters between each ...
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How to find out if the previous flights (any airline) flew with un-booked or empty seats?

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 ...
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Checking Seat Capacity on Previous Flights [duplicate]

Does anyone know of ways to check the seat capacity or number of tickets sold or number of passengers onboard for past flights? I'm actually just trying to figure out how many passengers were on a ...
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Overcrowded German trains

The recent spat between Greta Thunberg and German rail left me thinking: can you buy a ticket in a German train and not get a seat? Is that only for local or also long haul trains?
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Seat issues in weird Air France booking

I booked my Air France flight a few months ago and am having issues. On the app it says my boarding passes are unavailable and have to print them at the check-in counter. On the seat section it says:...
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Why are seats at the rear of a plane sometimes unavailable even though many other seats are available in the plane?

Why are seats at the rear of a plane sometimes unavailable even though many other seats are available in the plane? Example (see the last three rows): I have seen cases where a fair amount of rear ...
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When is the best time to check in for ryanair to get window or aisle seats?

Ryanair lets you check in 2 days before the flight. Then it gives you some seats. Are those random or do they save the window and aisle seats in case someone buys them? My strategy is to leave it ...
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Is the space in front of the first seat row in the middle of a cabin meant as a public passage?

I have recently been on an Air China trip with my family, I think on an A330 aircraft. We had a baby bassinet and thus were seated in the front row of a cabin, and got seats in the middle of the ...
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Is this the case of the wrong aircraft shown on airline website?

I see multiple source publishing that EgyptAir will be servicing the Toronto to Cairo route through a new set of 787 Dreamliners. See sources: https://thepointsguy.com/news/egyptair-787-new-business-...
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Differences between row 11 or 12 in Airbus A320?

The rows 11 and 12 of the Airbus A320 look very much alike. I've been sitting on row 11 before I think and I couldn't see much difference between them. Are there any differences between row 11 and ...
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Is it possible to book adjacent seats on a NightJet train?

Me and my friend would like to book two second class coach seats on a NightJet train from Vienna to Venice at oebb.at. We'd really like them to be next to each other, ideally, facing each other. ...
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Best technique to get seat changed on a full transatlantic flight

First flight with our 1 year-old. We just discovered she has motion sickness, so it’s going to be rough going since no medication is suitable for babies. The only trick offered by our pediatrician ...
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Seat selection on Economy MileSAAver [duplicate]

If I use my miles to buy an American Economy MileSAAver tickets, do I get to pick my seats when I book the flight?
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Seat Assignment on Via Rail's The Ocean

I just booked a ticket from Halifax to Montréal and got seat 7C assigned. I do know that this train ran with a 2+1 seat setting in their Economy wagons in the past. So I am wondering if I would have a ...
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Booking with Third Party Sites

So I found a flight on skyscanner for British Airways that I've been eyeing for quite a while. However, it is a basic economy ticket which means that it doesn't come with a checked bag and seat ...
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How soon after takeoff can you recline your airplane seat?

Airplane announcements always say that that "the seatback has to be in an upright position" for takeoff. However, what's the earliest you can recline your seat after takeoff? The moment the wheels ...
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Lie-flat seats on AA 777-200

My wife took a trip on an American Airlines 777-200 in business class, and the "lie-flat" seat didn't seem to work right; she is only 5' 4" tall and said she could not fit in the seat laying flat ...
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How can I select seats on Amtrak train?

This is my first Amtrak trip. I am travelling from Pittsburgh, PA to New York City, NY on the Pennsylvanian; and then from New York City, NY to Washington DC on the Acela Express. Both the tickets are ...
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Can a Senior sit in a Handicap Seat on AMTRAK?

I have a Senior ticket. While traveling on amtrak, am I prohibited from sitting in an unoccupied seat reserved for passengers with disabilities?
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