There is nothing worse than getting to your seat on empty leg charter flights and realizing that you are in the middle of a row of four people. You will be squished all the way from one side of the plane to the other, and there is no way to escape. Or is there?
The first step is to book your ticket as early as possible. Airlines often reserve the best seats on the plane for those who have booked their tickets early. If you wait until the last minute, chances are that all of the best seats will already be taken, and you will be stuck in whatever is left over.
When booking your ticket online, make sure to select a seat near an emergency exit or one with extra legroom. This can give you extra space and peace of mind during turbulence or if you need to get off the plane quickly for any reason. Plus, it’s always nice to stretch out after a long flight!
Don’t forget about upgrades! Many airlines offer premium economy seating or other upgraded options, including access to the airline’s lounge. If you can afford it, a premium seat can make your flight that much more enjoyable.
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask – politely! – if you can switch seats with someone on the plane. Some people prefer an aisle seat, while others would rather have a window seat, so there’s always a chance that you could get lucky and find someone who is willing to swap their seat for yours.