How to Get a Neighbor-Free Seat on Your Flight


Given how expensive and exhausting flying can be, you’ll no doubt feel relieved if you’re able to find a way to find a seat without someone sitting next to you. While there’s no guaranteed way to do this, there are some tricks you can use to improve your chances. Here are some hacks to help you get a neighbor-free seat on your next flight.

Use the App

Log onto your chosen airline’s mobile app. Here, you’ll be able to manage your booking and access the seat map of your flight. Here, you’ll be able to see if anyone booked the seat next to yours and perhaps relocated to an open space if possible.

Do it at Check-In

With check-in opening around 24 hours before your departure, you’ll receive the chance to peak at the seat map as you confirm your seat. Because you’ll be so close to taking off, there’s a higher likelihood that the seating arrangement for the flight will remain unchanged. This way, selecting another seat is more likely to give you more space.

Contact Customer Service

Phone your airline’s customer service to check how full the plane is. Alternatively, use the live chat feature on their website. While this may not be the most convenient method, it will yield the most certain result.


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