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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 reservation for Lufthansa flight booked on United

I booked a flight through United Airlines which is operated by Lufthansa. Is it possible to select a seat in advance? When I view my reservation on United.com and click "View / Change Seats", I get ...
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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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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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Do infant seats in the EU have a "suitable for aircraft" label on them?

Do infant/toddler car seats (not boosters) in the EU market have a "suitable for aircraft use" testing/labeling process, akin to that for AU/NZS or FMVSS/CMVSS seats? It is alright if such testing/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Airplane Seat Recline Measurement... in units of length inches?

Perhaps this is conspiracy, but what is the meaning of seat recline measurement in unit of length inches? How is it measured? Does industry standard exist? What is the interpretation in relation to ...
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Is it rude to give up your seat in Japan?

I heard that in Japan it may be considered rude to give up your seat for someone else while you are on a train or bus, because it would make the other person feel in debt with you. Is this true? (Of ...
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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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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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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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Does Lufthansa allow you to choose seats for free during checking-in online?

When I booked my flight with Lufthansa, an early seat reservation was available for an extra fee. But I did not want to pay extra so I just skipped this step. Is it possible for me to check-in ...
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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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How to manage Hahn Air bookings?

Expedia sold me a Hahn Air flight operated by VietJet. They gave a ticket number and a confirmation code, as is done with other airlines. I would like to manage by booking and select seats, plus ...
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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 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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Flying family of 5: is any one seating arrangement better than the alternatives?

We are a family of five: 2 adults, and 3 kids, from 13 to 5 years. We need to fly over the ocean, so having good seats is important, of course. We are flying with a plane that has 3-4-3 configuration ...
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It it possible to avoid kiwi.com's automatic online check-in and instead do it manually by yourself?

I have a WestJet Flight LGW-YYC that I booked using kiwi.com. WestJet offers free seat selection with the online check-in on their homepage (see their FAQ at " Can I still select my seat if I don't ...
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How can I ensure that two passengers with separate bookings on Ryanair sit together?

I made two separate bookings with Ryanair for me and a friend (they travel A->B->A, whereas I travel only the B->A leg together with them). I did not include any extras during booking, such as the "...
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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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