"3. Choose your seat carefully. Seatguru.com is a godsend for those stuck in coach. The site gives free color-coded maps of the best and worst seats with detailed notes and also indicates where the exit row, bulkhead, closets, galleys, power ports and toilets are. “The way I see it is that it’s worth the effort,” Mr. Lord said. “A long-haul flight is an investment in time—taking another 15 minutes [to pick a seat] makes a huge difference.”
Choosing your seats immediately after booking on an airline’s website has another advantage: you can minimize your chances of having a seatmate. At nearly 6 feet tall, Beijing-based curator Jillian Schultz tries to angle for an aisle seat with no immediate neighbors booked. “There’s a greater chance that [the one next to it] won’t be taken and I can spread out,” she said."
- The Wall Street Journal