How to Fly Coach in Comfort
Pick your seats carefully
Check SeatGuru.com and SeatExpert.com: The legroom in an exit-row or bulkhead seat can be equivalent to business class on some airlines. However, more and more airlines are charging a premium for those coveted rows, and they do have drawbacks, namely narrower seats.
Seats to avoid: Any seat with its back against a bulkhead or in front of exit rows won’t recline fully.
Stuck in the middle? “I’ll ask at the gate if there are any middle seats in between two people with the same last name,” says travel writer John DiScala, better known as Johnny Jet. They may well give up the aisle or window to sit together.