Sep 27 2007

Know More About Your Airline Seat With SeatGuru

Written by Mark MeAndMyDrum | Fave MAMD | Subscribe to MAMD

seatmap.gifSeatGuru is a repository of 275 seatmaps for planes. Big deal, huh? Well, it is if you’re a traveler and want to know where your seat is, is it close (or too close?) to a lavatory, near the bulkhead or wing or exit?

Traveling can be a hassle just by itself. Why not make your flight a little more comfortable/enjoyable by finding out what others have said about where you’re placing your backside? What’s more is that you can also help others by leaving comments about your experiences.

What can I find out?
More than you’ll probably need to know, but nothing wrong with being prepared:

  • Is there a changing table onboard for infants?
  • Are their video monitors? If so, where are they located?
  • Are there any power outlets I can use for my laptop or charge my cell phone?
  • Are snacks offered? When?
  • Does one seat have more legroom than another one?

What types of planes are included in this baby?
Tons. First, you select your airline in the alpha listing. When you do, you’re greeted with a list of plane models currently on file. Select one of those and you’re shown a layout of the plane’s seating, complete with color codes, some of which present information when you roll over them.

I mentioned comments are gathered from fellow travelers, but you can also expect to find information from insiders like pilots and flight attendants.

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  1. Sheila said:

    SeatExpert.com is another resource I’ve used too. Sometimes it shows more foreign airlines that SeatGuru.com.

    September 27th, 2007 at 3:03 pm
  2. Mark said:

    Hi Sheila: thanks for pointing that one out. I’ll go check it out. And thanks for commenting! ;)

    September 27th, 2007 at 7:53 pm
  3. Ed the Editor said:

    Sounds like they have provided some inside info for flyers with bad intentions !!!!

    September 28th, 2007 at 6:58 pm
  4. Mark said:

    @Ed: hmm, are you referring to the possibility (or perhaps reality) that users have left bad comments about airlines?

    September 29th, 2007 at 6:04 am
  5. Susan Mellott said:

    I love seatguru and use it whenever we fly! I’ll have to check out seatexpert that Sheila mentioned. I haven’t seen it before.

    September 29th, 2007 at 6:49 pm
  6. Mark said:

    @Susan: Hi there! I’m so glad to hear of someone who has actually used this. I don’t travel much, but this seems to be a place to look into when I do. Thanks for commenting Susan! :)

    September 29th, 2007 at 8:17 pm

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