Q&A with the Seat Expert

Should I select a seat immediately behind the crew rest on a United Boeing 777-200?

On the United 777-200, international flights, why is there both a green (good seat) plus yellow (beware) on seats H and J in row 21 (economy Plus). I see that the seats in rows 17-20 are for crew. I was going to pick 21 H and J but now you have me worried.

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Is the first row in first class first rate?

Flying first class (on the Continental Boeing 757-200) for the first time from Houston to Las Vegas. Is the front row better than others?

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Which is the best seat on a KLM 747 Combi Business Class….1A or 77A?

Which is the best seat on a KLM 747 Combi Business Class….1A or 77A?

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What is the meaning of ER in aircraft type?

What is the meaning of ER in aircraft type?

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Should an arm rest be able to crush an infant’s fingers?

My 17 month old baby just had an accident on a Qantas 380. He was breast feeding and his mother pushed the arm rest of her seat down because we were coming in to land, tragically crushing two of his fingers. One had the pad sliced off and the other was lacerated. Has this happened before? Should a finger be at risk in this way in modern safety concious design. I was unable to check the set up of the arm rest but do recall that other designs I have seen would not result in this kind of injury in that the rest is high on the side of the chair. His arm was hanging down and around his mother.

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What are the odds I will have to check my Titan trolley?

Will a 22-inch Titan 360 4 Trolley fit in the economy section overhead bins of a Virgin Atlantic A340-600? The bag dimensions are 22 inches by 16 inches by 11 inches.

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Which is better from Munich to Chicago, United or Lufthansa?

I am trying to decide which airline to use between UA or Lufthansa for a flight from Munich to Chicago. Which has newer planes, offers better in-flight entertainment, better meals etc? Do you have any advice?

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How can I avoid the “Kevin Smith” treatment?

I have a flight to CA in two weeks from MA. I am a plus sized person, and my goal is not to get kicked off the plane (like Kevin Smith). What are some of the bigger and smaller seats for this kind of thing? I don’t care where I am on the plane – but I just don’t wanna be highly embarrassed, and can’t afford to buy two seats. Any advice or guide?

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Is there a good time to change seats?

We were given questionable economy seats on Continental boeing 777 to Japan for October. Most of the other seats in front were blacked out. Is there a good time to change seats?

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Where should three BIG adults sit on one big Virgin Boeing 747-400?

We are a family of three adults of quite large proportions! We are flying Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow to Miami. What three seats would you recommend? Economy only unfortunately.

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