Flight Seat Map Guide

by Jane Sophia

How do you find out where your seat is located on the flight? Use this Flight Seat Map Guide to find out.

Before you pay for your flight tickets, you can always view a seat map of your chosen flight, and select your seat based on your preferences.

Flight Seat Map Guide

Use this blog post as your authentic flight seat location guide.

Flight Seat Map Guide

Preferences maybe:

  • Window Seat
  • Seat near exit
  • Aisle Seat
  • Seat near lavotory

You may be aware that planes have the following seat plan in ‘economy’ class.

  • Two Seater
  • Three Seater
  • Four Seater

Actually, when you want to select your preferred seat, you will be presented a seat map (refer to the title image above). Using the seat map as your guide, you can select your seat.

The flight seat map is available for all classes, such as first class, business class, premium economy class, and economy class.

Usually, first and business class passengers can quickly select their seat because of very few number of seats and thus limited options.

The seat selection on flights is a bit cumbersome for the economy class passengers only.

The selection criteria include:

  • Window seat
  • Aisle seat
  • Seat near the exit door
  • Seat near the lavatory
  • Seat the pantry (galley)

On most of the flights, these will be your choices presented to you. There may be subtle differences depending on the flight type such as Boeing 777, Airbus, etc.

While purchasing your flight tickets online, you can choose your seating preference easily.

However, there are people who don’t know how to book a flight ticket. They simply contact their flight ticket booking agent over phone and say their requirements, and seat preferences.

In such a case, they have no idea where their seat is, and is it as per their preferences.

So, how do you find out your seat location before you board the flight?

By looking up online for the flight seat map of your flight, you ccn do that.

Different types of flights:

You may be aware of different types of flights that are mentioned by the flight numbers.

They include:

  • Airbus A300
  • Airbus A330
  • Airbus A440
  • Boeing 777
  • Boeing 737

737

  • Boeing 747

Under each of them, there are several sub-categories, indicated mostly by the flight numbers.

Each aircraft type will have its own seat map but in general, there may not be big differences

So, how to find the location of your seat if you opt for booking by a flight booking agent?

There are websites that have published seat maps for different types of aeroplanes.

You can search for your seat’s location by searching using various inputs that include:

  • Flight number
  • Originating airport name (Example: Kempregowda International Airport)

The title image that I have published at the beginning of this blog pot will show you:

  • First Class
  • Business Class
  • Economy class

Note:

Premium economy class is not available on all the flights.

Using the seat map as your guide, you can locate your seat, lavatory position, pantry, and exits.

Some flights will have two have entrances meant for business class and first class, one for economy class.

Websites that are functioning exclusive for displaying seat maps.

There are a few online seat maps that will tell you all about the interior of your flight, plus the location of your seat.

  1. Seat Guru

This is the long-standing website for finding the seat map of your flight.

It is the highly looked up seat location guide on flights. In addition, you can also book your flight tickets based on the seat map presented.

Since Seat Guru has both the seat map and buying flight tickets at one place, it is a very convenient resource for passengers.

You can find the seat map by keying in the airline name, date of departure, and flight number.

You may be wondering why a date of departure is required. Some airlines engage different types of aircraft on different dates.

Seat Guru’s another useful feature is the ability to find flight deals that offer hefty discounts, more number of flying miles, loyalty points that lure you to choose that particular airline instead of your usual, preferred airline.

Another additional feature of Seat Guru is you can book a car to pick you up from the airport, and drop you off either your at your hotel or at your residence.

Such a three- in-one resource for your overseas travel is definitely the best option-right?

It is no wonder Seat Guru is the highly chosen flight ticket booking resource and seat map guide.

  1. Seat Link

You can say Seatlink.com is an alternative to seat guru. You can look at the seat map by giving the following details in the site’s search box.

  • Name of the Airline
  • Departing airport’s name
  • Date of departure

The result will be published within a second. However, you have to take some time to go through the flight seat location map in order to either choose your seat while buying or just locate your seat number indicated in your flight ticket you bought through your travel agent.

There is an advantage of using seatlink.com The site has published its own reviews of the seats of a particular aircraft type.

For example, one of the recent additions is the Icelandair Boeing 757-200.

I read the review of this aircraft insider, and it was pretty useful. I would say it is an excellent guide for choosing your flight seat.

  1. AeroLOPA

There is another way a flight seat location guide is followed by veteran, and frequent flyers.

Mostly, they are aware of different aircraft types and how the seats are arranged in business class cabins, and economy class seats.

They know how the seats are laid out, such as 3-4-3 or 3-3-3 or 2-4-2 (premium economy class) depending on the type of aircraft that include:

  • Wide Body
  • Narrow Body

Since we have no clue about this aspect, we can depend on the flight seat configuration guide of AeroLOPA.

By looking at the airline and flight number, they know whether it’s a narrow body or wide body aircraft.

However, AeroLOPA.com doesn’t review any airline’s seating layout.

  1. Seat Mastero

Passengers vary in size. Plue size passengers always worry about their seat’s width, and pitch.

Seat Mastero covers this important aspect in their flight seat layout. In addition, you can read the reviews of past travelers. I am sure it is very helpful to treat the reviews as the best guide in flight seat choice.

My personal tips for future flyers.

  • Look for the sign showing ‘bulkhead’ above some seats, and avoid them. However, some passengers like that kind of seat.

Bulkhead means, your seat faces the wall of a toilet that is placed in between two different classes. Actually, you get extra leg space when your seat is a bulkhead seat.

  • Seats marked with ‘bassinets’ mean there is a provision to keep your baby in a box that can be pulled from above the seats. It is certainly an inconvenience to the other passengers in the same row. You can avoid or choose if you travel with your baby.

Bassinet seats are always facing a bulkhead.

I hope this blog post is informative for all air travelers.

 

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