One to Watch: SeatGuru.com
By Linda Ripoll
You’ve booked your flight, packed your bags and now you’re arriving at the airport. After receiving a boarding pass and seat assignment, you make your way onto your flight only to find that you’ve been given a middle seat in the second to last row and you’re on a five hour flight from New York to Los Angeles. You could have avoided this situation if you would have used SeatGuru.com. This innovative site is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor.com. It allows you to input your airline and flight number. You then receive a seating chart that outlines all of the available seats that are open. You can pick that window seat in aisle nine as opposed to getting stuck in the middle seat in the back row near the bathroom.
Another cool feature is the amenities chart. Depending on your flight and airline, there will be a list of amenities available so you can plan accordingly. For example, some flights do not have in-flight entertainment if the flight is less than two hours. With SeatGuru.com, you will be able to determine your in-flight entertainment availability in advance which will allow you to bring alternative entertainment options.
SeatGuru.com puts you in the driver’s seat for your seat selection and gives you the freedom to customize your travel experience.