How to Pick a Great Airline Seat

How to Pick a Great Airline Seat. Don’t get stuck in a middle seat near a bathroom
on your next flight. With a little time and effort, you can be
sitting pretty. You will need Priorities A website with airplane
seating diagrams An early booking and a seat upgrade membership. Step 1. There is no single “best seat” on an airplane
— all have their pros and cons — so decide what’s important to you. Legroom? Peace and quiet? A quick exit? A smooth ride? Step 2. Don’t assume anything about a seat without
checking it out. Some bulkhead seats _don’t_ offer extra legroom,
some “window” seats are _between_ windows and therefore offer little view, and many
exit seats, while providing more legroom, are narrower than other seats. Find out what kind of plane you’ll be on and
then visit “”:http:// or “”:http://. Click on any seat to see its pros and cons. Step 3. Pay a small fee to ensure you get a seat with
the most legroom. Many airlines now identify their best seats
on their websites and charge for them accordingly. Step 4. Take reclining into account. If you like to sit back, avoid the last rows
in any section. If you hate people leaning into your lap,
try to snare an exit seat; the seats in front of those rows usually don’t recline. Exit row seats are often not assigned until
check-in. To snag one, get to the airport early. Step 5. Consider the pitch of the seat, which is the
distance between your seat and the one in front of you. You’ll find this information on airline seat
websites. Step 6. Take turbulence into account. If you’re a white-knuckle flyer, sit over
the front of the wing; that’s where you’re least likely to feel turbulence. Avoid the back, where you’ll feel every bump. Step 7. If you need peace and quiet, avoid sitting
in the back, where the engines are the loudest. And steer clear of the bulkhead, where families
with babies are usually seated. Step 8. When you buy your ticket, be sure to book
your specific seat, either online or by calling the airline directly. Increase your odds of sitting beside an empty
middle seat by requesting a back row where either the aisle or window seat is already
booked. The middle seats in back rows fill up last. Step 9. Check back 24 hours before your flight; this
is when prime seating often is released. Plus, airlines occasionally switch planes,
possibly turning your chosen seat into an undesirable one! Step 10. If you’re a frequent flyer, consider joining
an airline program that guarantees a good seat for an annual fee. Did you know The average airline seat in coach
is just 17.2 inches wide.

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100 Responses

  1. Duck ConfettiCow says:

    I usually sit in the back?

  2. Mohammad Abu Sarwar says:

    Thnx for the info

  3. Simon cowell says:

    I have finals tomorrow and I'm watching this

  4. Ayano Aishi says:

    I had the best seat, I could stalk a kid just younger then me

  5. Beanie Boo Lover U.S.A. says:

    The airline I use doesn't have assigned seats. When you start boarding, you pick from any seat where someone isn't sitting already.

  6. The gaming Tea says:

    1st class:best attendance middle seat:smooth ride back seat:safety but bumpy

  7. Thomas Farrar says:

    Once I had to sit next to this fat guy who took up half my seat

  8. left for lionheart says:

    I tried to watch a few films when sitting at the back of the craft. Neither films had subtitles (I have trouble processing multiple noises at once) so I couldn't hear a thing in the film.

  9. Mother Winter says:

    Yeah let's sit next to the babies that'll be so quite

  10. Akaira Wisdom says:

    Mother moth babies r so special??

  11. ididntpractice says:

    I feel like the only one who loves turbulence and hates the window seat because I feel really confined

  12. Vũ Minh Khôi says:

    Great place for me if I follow these directions

  13. LegendarySuicune ♡ says:

    every time we book a seat 6 months in advance we are always moved to a new seat and even sometimes almost made to miss that flight due to over booking :/

  14. enter a name Last name says:

    why am i watching this when. I won't be on a plane probably till another 2 years ahaha

  15. Starving Kid From Africa says:

    If you are this wide, you are not allowed to ride.

  16. Sal R says:

    I always sit in the first class front seats like I mean the first seats

  17. ga daisuki nandayo 卐卐卐卐 Ore wa, o chinchin says:

    How to pick a airplane seat: choose a seat.

  18. clearsspot says:


  19. Colin McCarry says:

    I had the worst seat ever there was a hen party in front of me and a woman's 30th birthday behind me and they wouldn't stop screaming the whole flight

  20. Jasmine Johnston says:

    I always choose a window seat near the wings

  21. Grimey Belle says:

    I love the music in the background! What's it called ? ?

  22. mo0nliqht s says:

    I wanna sit where I could exit quickly because I wanna see my family in the Philippines A.S.A.P because I haven't seen them for 2years without any call and seeing them only pictures

  23. Vincy Mais says:

    What's the bulkhead?

  24. SUB3ERO !! says:

    Sit next to main exit, soon as it landed first 1 to get out after 10 hrs flight?

  25. JetLag Aviation says:

    From a 747 to a fokker 50. LOL

  26. MWB Gaming says:

    the best seat is in the cockpit

    after all who would argue with the king of the plane

  27. GoldzTV says:

    I always sit at the back because people always sit in the front and my mom doesnt like sitting in the front because of disasters i sat in the front one time and saw the inside of the cockpit it was cool :d

  28. Marcos Taveras says:

    United Airlines xP

  29. Brushi says:



    Just don't pick United Airlines and you'll be right

  31. IDS says:

    Not after Jake close it

  32. Genghis Khan says:

    step 1 howcast, just accept your death

  33. Tyler Likes Lacrosse says:

    Step 12 don't fly united

  34. Mark Hammond says:

    A 747 downgraded to a Fokker 50 I guess a lot of people aren't going on that flight

  35. KingGamer777 says:

    i prefer a smooth ride and btw im flying back home

  36. Toreador says:

    2 fast…..

  37. yay says:

    million subs. WOWOW

  38. Loopy Lily says:

    Thx for making this video. I found it very helpful?

  39. Lily Scarlett03 says:

    When ever I go on a flight or a plane some how I always get a toddler kicking me the whole flight or a screaming baby…..

  40. NextTuber1 3 says:

    I love the bumps tho! ive never ever been on a roller coaster and the aeroplane is like a flying one

  41. Twisted Rainbow says:

    Is it just me who always wants to be at the back? I wanna feel them turbulence boiiiiiiii!

  42. Marshmallow Fan says:

    i haven't Ride an airplane on My life ;-;

  43. Unicorn girl 101 says:

    I sat on the aisle seat.

  44. Endry Agustiono says:

    Wow, the only plane that i've ever ride are the 737 and 320… so sad…

  45. Magdalena Prucnal says:

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  46. Dragoon TV says:

    if only the average planes were like Trump quality, one can dream….such as life America ain't there yet.

  47. Jakeian Martinez says:

    how about premium economy maybe?

  48. Jaime Simmøns says:

    kiss your hand 3 times repost this on 5 other videos look under your pillow

  49. savagedude vlogs says:

    I did

  50. savagedude vlogs says:

    shah rukh khan

  51. Miguelina Tavarez says:


  52. Nguyen Thanh says:


  53. the ty show says:

    when your going to crach,sit in the last seat in the plane

  54. GamingCraftedMC And More says:

    Sitting at the back is good because there is a toilet behind you

  55. Betty Boop says:

    um i don't know whatta say,but quit helpful….ish

  56. Medy Dominguez says:

    I try in the airport I ride but its weird ??? I try but Im so so sad ??

  57. Slicky says:

    I'm watching this because I have a 2 hours flight on Tuesday the plane will arrive on 12 AM

  58. Isra Shiraz says:

    Lol this was published on 2008 but I born on 2009

  59. Alessandro Lafranconi says:


  60. Tristan Forgeron says:

    I'd love to sit in the back

  61. Amogh Parker says:

    Very informative ???

  62. katka1406 says:

    £100 for 3 inches of legroom and £100 more to recline.


  63. The god mode Of rapidity says:

    When i was in an airplane bathroom im so scared to push the flush button coz u know

  64. Dr Peter jones says:

    please note that seats reserved on the internet or you pay a extra fee to have do not by law guarantee that seat. Dont be surprised if you are asked to move as the seat is required for disabled persons by primary legislation within the EU and UK. Take a seat reservation as a preference not a guarentee as airlines not complying with primary legislation upon disability could find themselves fined and held at the gate until they comply with such legislation. A reservation of a suitable seat for disabled such as extra legroom is a non enforcable contract in law and is subject to disability access law. Be warey about paying for something the airline cannot sell you by law!

  65. Kellie Chasity says:

    So hope I get a window seat

  66. chamuel medino says:


  67. GLITZED says:

    I’m about to go on emirates first ? class???????????

  68. Nilsfried says:

    They fill up the front of the plane first because otherwise this could happen:

  69. Slime Smarties says:

    The engines are over the wing not the back

  70. Mariam Habebt Mama says:

    Guess real thing in the boarding card let's you were you siting there is a b c so say that because I am come from Arabic corunty is from Saudi Arabia

  71. APPLE Job says:

    Step one : Pick a united airline
    Step two : I will be seeing you on the News .

  72. Andrea Fregoso says:

    Oh no

  73. j cayrol says:

    I’ve tried to get to the airport early to get an exit seat but it didn’t work?

  74. johnnymcleanvlogs says:

    Youtube help not other agent

  75. Sealand says:

    1st get first class

  76. Music Hub says:

    What I do on a plane:

    freaks out, thinks the plane will fall

  77. marinasylla says:


  78. fred scuttle says:

    Consider the pitch? They are all at or below 32 inches and the seats are narrower. The only way to "consider" it is to pay thousands of dollars more for a business class seat or hundreds of dollars more for the original coach/economy 34 inch pitch. IF YOU'RE A FREQUENT FLYER??? FF programs are a profit augmentation scheme by airline investors. You have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars before you can get a round trip somewhere and you often have to pay for part of the fair. Howcast is living in wonderland

  79. Masøn Vløgs says:

    Am I the only one who hates legroom on a aircraft

  80. King Mario 64 says:

    Step 1: Pick the front solo seat

  81. Angelo Perez says:

    Thank you it worked

  82. Robert Rustebakke says:

    First Class all the time.

  83. Daredevil says:

    Where is the seat where I feel the least dizziness excluding the front?

  84. Zuli And Fjolla Jounzi says:

    When I Drank I Need To Pee And Come Back Me And My Dad Was In The Wizz Air

  85. Zazkon Animations says:

    Sit on the back peoples


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  87. Mohd. Nishikata Sitohang says:

    Not worked if you was on flight 610

  88. Xenomorph Biologist - XX121 says:

    Why does it seem that every time I get a window seat it’s between windows

  89. ava lively says:

    Book Norwegian air flight tickets by this toll free number 1-888-324-1990, they provide great discount on air ticket. Norwegian air has the best seats with much extra leg room, one can assign seat in advance.

  90. Kyle McLuckie says:

    i wanna sit in front of the wing but i can't even find the right time for it to book it

  91. Kru Ploppy says:

    Sitting in the Emergency exit seats means you are more likely to be limited on the amount of wine they will serve you on long haul….

  92. Itzz Yo Gurl Mary K says:

    The toilet flush SCARES me!

  93. lovdusk says:

    i want a seat where i can hear no airplane noises

  94. Corrado Orazi says:

    The safest place is the one on the right side of Tess on the couch at home !!! … WoW !!! …

  95. DeltaAC001 & Qatar001 says:

    Are the engines louder at the front or back or next to the wing?

  96. Its Chynell says:

    We all already know that the toilet is the best seat duh!

  97. Women's Corner says:

    I think most important things is seat belt extender from all of them. it give you security for any kind of body size. Plus size man can travel comfortably than plus size women. In the airplane 24 size women follow some extra rules to make their journey more comfortable. Of course you need to choose size friendly Arline like delta or American Airline . Now a days most of the company reduce their seat size only for business purpose.

  98. Mααrʈεn M says:

    For me I don't care what seat I have aslong as I don't sit next to some tubby taking all the arm rests

  99. DeltaAC001 & Qatar001 says:

    My worst seat I had was 31A, it was in the last row of the A320 and this happened in December 2017.

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