How to! Hacks to Get the Best Plane Seats




Air travel has seen many advances in the last five years, including the launch of the Dreamliner and A380, yet comfort is often overlooked. Travel search engine,, reveals how travellers can find the best seat to suit their needs. Working with Dan Air, cabin crew member and author of “Confessions of a Trolley Dolly”, KAYAK has created an infographic weighing up the pros and cons of particular plane seats, with tips on how to make the best seat selections.

For instance, in the Airbus fleet favoured by Singapore Airlines for short haul journeys, A1 is secretly known as the best seat. Here you’ll get extra legroom, a high chance of being served first and an unobstructed view. Customers in this seat should also wrap up warm as it’s typically one of the colder seats in the plane.

In the Boeing 777 aircraft commonly used by Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Qatar Airways, seats in rows 44 and 45 are the least desirable. Complaints include less legroom, limited reclining space and close proximity to both the toilets and crew galley.

As experts in travel, developed the below infographic, which shows the different characteristics of seats in these popular aircraft models, and provides tips for selecting a seat that corresponds to individual traveller needs.


Debby Soo, KAYAK Vice President APAC said: “Here at KAYAK we pride ourselves on helping consumers travel better. By teaming up with cabin crew we’ve gained an inside insight on plane seating characteristics, which airlines typically keep hush hush. We know that savvy travellers will arm themselves with information in order to get the most out of their travel experience; whether it’s knowing when to book to secure the best deal, or ways to get a favoured seat on a plane, going the extra mile can make all the difference to your journey.”

KAYAK is the world’s leading travel search engine. The company’s websites and mobile apps allow people to easily search hundreds of travel sites at once for flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages. Each year, KAYAK processes more than one billion searches for travel information and has local websites and mobile apps in more than 30 countries and 18 languages. KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of The Priceline Group.

Find more interesting travel tips and the best deals at the KAYAK Facebook page.


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Clare Victoria...British born and a Yorkshire girl through and through, Clare left the familiarity of home many moons ago. Having lived, worked and experienced the highs and lows of being a foreigner in both France and Singapore, Clare has grown into a truly international lady. Her passion is writing about anything that will interest, enlighten and offer inspiration to her readers.

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