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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Seating reserved handicap

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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How does jetBlue determine its boarding order?

My question is nominally similar to how are boarding groups determined? which was closed as a duplicate of Why do airlines seat people the way they do? but neither seem to answer my question and I ...
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Best seat for less turbulence in airplane

Is there a best place to sit in an aircraft to reduce the turbulence feel ? I have travelled in A380 which has minimum turbulence experience because of huge body. But what is the best seat to ...
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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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Best seat for sleeping on megabus red-eye trip in USA? [closed]

Do all the seats on megabus lean back? Are some some seats better for sleeping than the others? I am planning a 9-hour trip, and I would like to be able to sleep.
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Under seat hand luggage storage width on Boeing 737-800 [closed]

I'm planning a flight on a Boeing 737-800 and need to consider the width of the under seat space for hand luggage (and this is for a specific reason so no answers/comments about over head bins please)....
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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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Changing seats on Southwest during a layover with no plane change

During a Southwest layover where there is no plane change, I believe you're able to change seats after all the deplaning of all the people that are not continuing on to the second destination. (...
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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 me seats that were on opposite sides of the plane, separated by about 5 rows. ...
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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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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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Do infants need their own seats on long flights?

What is the best way to approach a long (8+ hours) flight with a young child (1-2 years old)? It seems I am not required to purchase a seat for a child under two years of age which would save some ...
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How to seat family of seven together on long-haul flight?

My family and I are flying to New Zealand (AKL) from the USA (LAX) in just over a week. We booked 7 seats (in a single booking), but when I check the American Airlines website it says we don't have ...
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In Austria (OEBB), what does “Book reservation for trains” give me?

I'm booking a train from Vienna to Graz on February, taking the Railjet train. I have an option to reserve my seat via the site, and I was wondering what would happen if I do not do this: will there ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to add another passenger when reserving for my round trip ticket, so we can get adjacent seats?

I am planning to go back home. The thing is, I am going home alone, but will be returning with my daughter. Is it possible to get a ticket with one departing, and two return? So we can get seats next ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Are there any rules of thumb for the most comfortable seats on a long distance bus?

I traveled recently by bus and I was wondering about comfort. In a plane there are a couple of rules of thumb when it comes to picking a place that provides a bit of extra comfort. (E.g.: sitting in ...
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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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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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Philippine Airlines - power supply in economy

Does anyone know if the Economy seats on Philippine Airlines flights (777) have in-seat power supply?
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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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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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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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Changing seats on British Airways require payment

When trying to change seats on a transatlantic BA flight it stated this cost $39/seat. On our short inter-European flight it said that I can reserve seats for $15/seat. On my return transatlantic, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...