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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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 ...
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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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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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Where are the screens for the Prestige class bassinet seats on Korean Air Boeing 777-300ER?

I've booked a Prestige class ticket (yay miles!) from Korea to the USA, and I'm considering my seats. I prefer window seats, so I'm considering 9J or 15A. 9J is a bassinet seat, though. On the other ...
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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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Do air carriers assign seats based on customer spending? [closed]

European carriers such as Air France, Norwegian, KLM, etc. charge their economy passengers to select a seat at booking time, resulting in most passengers letting the airline pick for them when they ...
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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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Is it possible to reserve a seat for Deutsche Bahn ICE using a vending machine while booking a ticket?

I will be travelling from Frankfurt using an ICE and for some reason online booking is not an option. Is it possible to reserve a seat using the ticket vending machine? I really want to avoid the ...
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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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Can I book a seat for a suitcase?

Travelling on easyJet and the seat tickets are cheaper than the cost of putting a bag in the hold. Can I book a seat and put the suitcase on it?
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Airfare booking class, sub-class and perks

I saw Miles & More: What is a booking class?. While with my Qatar Airways experience I came to know that there are various sub-classes even within Qatar Airways and there isn't/wasn't any list ...
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Difference between Airbus and Boeing planes, width for economy seats

I came to know that even within the economy class, there are two-three options for the traveller, but I don't know if that translates to bigger area for your seat. I travelled in Qatar Airways Boeing'...
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Are the Seats in the Boeing 787 narrower than in the 737 in KLM Airlines?

Two days ago I flew with KLM from Calgary to Germany, first with the "Dreamliner" 787 and then with the 737 in economy class. I had the impression (due to my impaired space during eating on the 787) ...
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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 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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Long-haul flight with baby - parents spread across the plane

My wife, our baby of less than a year, and I will embark on an Air China flight of roughly 10 hours in a few days. For organisational reasons, the tickets for my wife and our baby were booked by a ...
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Flying on the 2nd floor of the airplane [closed]

So I will go to the check-in in an hour. My seat is on the 2nd floor of a 380 of Air France, is there I need to know? Or is just the same damn thing as flying on the 1st floor? PS - For some reason, ...
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Can I buy two tickets for one person with Megabus London to Liverpool to occupy two seats for added comfort?

I have to go from London to Liverpool, six hours journey, and I'm thinking of buying 2 tickets for me and 2 tickets for my girlfriend. The seats of the bus don't recline, so my idea is to buy 2 ...
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How big is too big to fly on American Airlines? [duplicate]

I am travelling to New York in November with American Airlines and I'm freaking out over whether I will be able to fit in the seat. I am a UK size 22/24 bottom and 20 top. Has anyone else flown with ...
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Why do airlines seat people the way they do?

Getting on a flight seems to be so inefficient. I can understand allowing first class on first and their platinum class/silverstar/etc members. They are loyal members and allowing the few ...
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Viability of stacking passengers in an airplane cabin [closed]

I've came across on youtube a new design for stacking passengers in an airplane cabin, that looks at first sight interesting. What would be the advantages and drawbacks of such a design? Why this is ...
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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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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 ...