Travel Value All Stars: Exit Row Seats
There is nothing like the bonus free legroom that comes with the exit row.
Exit Row Seats
With nearly as much leg room as first class, the row of seats corresponding with the wing exits in economy are always a great value. Depending on the configuration of the airline, you might find that the exit row not only offers extensive legroom, but it might also only have 2 seats in the row compared to the standard 3. If you deeply desire the window seat but still like to move around and stretch your legs, this is the row for you!
Meet one of our travel value all stars! No matter where you go, what you do, or why you travel, these features, attractions, or amenities will always offer you tremendous value; an excellent experience for your limited time and money.
While some airlines are now designating these seats as “premium economy”, most still treat them as regular spots. Even if you have to pay a slight surplus, the exit row seats still offer a tremendous value, allowing a traveler the luxury of space, rest, and relaxation – all for a fraction of the business class price.
I always check Seat Guru to ensure there are no special restrictions about sitting in the exit row. Occasionally the seats will not recline as far, or you will not be allowed to stow your carry-on under the seat in front of you. Note that airline staff will likely speak with you upon boarding to ensure you are aware of emergency row procedures and this is not a good area for those with small children or restricted mobility.
Most of us cannot afford to fly in first class, but there's no reason not to enjoy the flight! There are many ways to make the most of your time wallowing in coach and the strategic choice of sitting in an exit row is one that almost always pays off. More comfort, more space, more rest, more relaxation - what's not to love!
As always, I welcome and encourage your comments. Have you ever snagged an upgrade or managed to get the best economy seat on the plane?
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2/10/2013 08:34:49 am
Read Air Babylon - have scored upgrades, blocked open seat next to me etc etc just by being nice and having a laugh with check in staff.
3/10/2013 12:10:11 pm
Thanks for the great tips. And being cheerful and good humored is usually the absolute key to great travel experiences no matter where you go or how you go there!
19/11/2013 06:06:21 am
Agreed! You might as well be as comfortable as you can!
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