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Pick the Best Airplane Seat: SeatGuru

Click Factor: Never be trapped in a last-row, non-reclining middle seat on a flight with no Wi-Fi again. Enter an airline and flight number and SeatGuru calls up a detailed airplane plan, indicating seats that are desirable (emergency exits, those with extra legroom, etc.), average, and simply bad (reduced legroom or recline). It also has reviews of different airline services, as well as quick-scan icons for such in-flight amenities as food, entertainment, in-seat power ports, and Wi-Fi.

Drawback: For accurate results, you have to know the exact departure and arrival times, since airlines tend to swap out planes depending on the time of year.

Runners-Up: SeatMaestro.com, SeatPlans.com


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