Aircraft seat maps
An airplane seat map or seating chart, is a diagram of the seat layout inside a passenger aircraft. They are often published by the airliners for informational purposes, and are of use to passengers who can select their seat at booking or check-in.
Seat maps usually indicate the basic seating layout, the numbering and lettering of the seats, the location of the
emergency exits, lavatories, galleys, bulkheads and wings. Airlines which allow internet check-in frequently present a seat map indicating free and occupied seats to the passenger so that they select their seat from it.
In addition to the published seat maps from airliners, there are a number of independent websites which also publish seat maps along with reviews of individual seats, noting the particularly good (extra legroom, quiet cabin, etc.) or bad (lack of recline, unusually cramped, missing window, etc.) seats.
Airplane Seat Maps
Many people that fly for pleasure or for business purposes have to sit in an airplane for 2-3 hours or sometimes even more, depending on the trip that they make, and during the flight sitting in an uncomfortable place in the airplane can really be a pain for them. This is happening very often due to the lack of details that each airline is publishing about their airplanes or because people that fly don’t consult an aircraft seat map before they book a ticket.
[http://www.seatguru.com/ Airplane seat maps] can be really handy for frequent or even for occasional fliers and help them to choose their seat in the airplane even before they buy their tickets. Knowing the place where you sit before going aboard is very good because on almost all seating charts you can find all the details of a specific seat from extra legroom to missing windows or any other details.
eat maps published by airlines
Most of the airlines publish the seat configurations for their aircraft, but the quality of these seat maps is sometimes questionable. Some of the details and information about seats are confusing. Usually airlines do not publish seat maps for every aircraft, only for the larger aircraft and for the ones flying on frequent routes.
eat maps published by specialized websites
In additions to those published seat maps which can be found on airlines websites there are some other sites that publish aircraft seat maps for almost all the commercial airplanes that are flying these days. Seat maps that can be found on these sites usually have more details and on some websites you can found comments from other passengers with ups and downs about each particular airplane seat.
Reading and understanding a seat map it’s a very simple job but people should be carefully on the design of each seat map because is different from website to website or from airplane to airplane, so reading the legend will help understanding the seat arrangements and the meaning of each symbol from the seat map, in this way mistakes can be avoided and passengers can make the best decision for their flight.
Choosing your seat is important as choosing an airline or an airplane to fly with, some people prefer to fly only if they seat is near a window or some people like to fly in their own cabin and the requests and conditions of each passenger could go on. Consulting a seat map before going aboard can bring only benefits and can show to the passengers more details about the airplane comparing with the details and information about each airplane or flight that airlines are publishing.
eat Designation Trivia
(DEC) was the first to implement this, avoiding I (1), O (0) and Z (2). The remaining letters are called the DEC alphabet.
* [http://www.seatmaestro.com Article written with the help of SeatMaestro]
* [http://www.seatback.net Airline seat map website]
* [http://www.seatguru.com/ Seat maps of most major airlines]
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