Seat selection on a plane can make a big difference in comfort levels, and as airlines choose to offer seat selection in front of travelers for a fee, learn about eight tips before choosing which seat to sit on, according to the Smart Travel website.
■ In the last row of the plane, the traveler is exposed to dealing with noise, odors, and people queuing to use the toilets.
■ Passengers sitting in the rear seats, will be among the last group to disembark from the plane.
Desired exit row seats, which usually have additional legroom, but will not have storage space under the seat in front of it.
Many airlines charge additional fees for the most requested seats, while other companies make you pay fees for choosing any seat.
Not all seats are treated equally, and exit rows, corridor seats, or windows and seats near the front are usually the best seats on the plane.
■ You can usually choose a seat at the time of booking or upon check-in, although you will have more options, if you choose earlier in the process.
■ The traveler must bear in mind that pre-selection of the seat is not a guarantee that he will sit there, as most airline contracts allow them to change seats if necessary.
■ Most airlines require specific safety standards for travelers, with regard to reserving seats near the emergency exit row, especially when it comes to people of determination, children, and elderly people.