Air travel sucks for a lot of reasons, but picking your seat doesn’t have to be one of them. When I book any flight, I always go to seatguru.com to understand the seat configuration for my flight and select seats appropriately. Seat Guru’s great because not only does it show you the seat map, it actually shows you which seats are the best (you want the seats in green).
If that sounds like too much research for you, check out the below illustration for some general rules on seat selection:
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