If you want to find the very best seat on the plane for your next airplane flight, you have to check out Seatguru.com. With over 700 seating charts from more than 100 airlines, you have all the information you need, to select the best available seat when you make your upcoming airline reservations.
Seatguru.com is the brainchild of Matthew Daimler, a Seattle business traveler, who launched the website in 2001, with one color-coded airplane seating chart, which was interactive. Today Seatguru.com has become a top travel website, having garnered the following awards:
Forbes’ Top 12 Travel Sites
Kiplinger 28 Best Travel Sites of 2009
Times Online’s Top 100 Travel Websites
Time Magazine’s 2010 Top 50 Websites
This website bills itself as “the ultimate source for airplane seating, in-flight amenities, and airline information. Some of the features you will find are:
*detailed seat map graphics
*in-depth comments about seats with limited recline, reduced legroom, and misaligned windows
*color-coding to help identify superior and substandard seats
*in-seat power port locations
*in-flight entertainment ability
*galley, lavatory, exit row, and closet locations
To obtain information regarding the seats for your specific flight, you have the options to search by flight number or by route. Select the airline and flight number, or else select the airline, destination and date of travel. Some examples of the types of information gathered would be:
*the proximity of the lavatory can be bothersome
*there is no floor storage for this seat
*seats E and F have a lot of extra leg room
*this is an exit seat and it can get very cold
*seat does not recline
*there is a lot of extra leg room as there is no seat in front of you
*under seat space is limited in all D and F seats due to the entertainment box
*this seat has a bassinet location for passengers traveling with infants
*this area is crowded with passengers waiting to use the lavatories
Since 2007, Seatguru.com has been owned by TripAdvisor, whose parent company is Expedia, which is the largest online travel company in the world. On the website you will also find a link to frequent flier tips.
Seatguru.com recently partnered with FrequentFlier.com, to bring you the latest updates, news, and tips on frequent flyer award programs. FrequentFlier.com is coincidentally owned by TripAdvisor.
You can access Seat Guru on your mobile phone at mobile.seatguru.com for last minute information.