There is nothing like the bonus free legroom that comes with the exit row
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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!
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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