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Although, like numerous other online travel agencies, you can book flights on SeatGuru, rather than being the principal focus this function comes second on their website. Instead, they give detailed advice on in-flight information, from which seats to avoid to the quality of the food service. Travellers can post photos from inside the plane and leave comments, while the website offers its own short overview of each aircraft.

 

This website will undoubtedly be amongst every frequent flyer’s most visited pages, particularly those who embark on long journeys and want to have the most comfort possible. Using their comparison charts to compare airlines is extremely useful in finding out everything, from seat width and leg room to power sockets, entertainment and on-board Wi-Fi. This is especially useful for those who may want to crack on with some work whilst flying and need to know beforehand whether they’ll have somewhere they put their laptop on charge. Their colour-coded ‘Seat Map’ bases its rating on user reviews, with green being a ‘Good Seat’, yellow ‘Be Aware’ and red a ‘Bad Seat’.

 

In terms of finding flights to book, SeatGuru is not the best. As it is owned by TripAdvisor, the website pushes the user to book using Expedia, while its comparison only includes affiliated partners. You cannot book directly using the site and their display results seem to be more expensive than other companies, such as Kayak.

 

However, what I really liked about SeatGuru other than its information on aircrafts was its ‘Guru Tips’ section. Here, you can find numerous articles on what to expect from certain airports and airlines, as well as advice on airplane etiquette, saving money at the airport and surviving a long layover. In this sense, SeatGuru is great for providing information on all things air travel, yet not the place to book flighst.

Pros
  • Detailed information on aircrafts and in-flight facilities
  • Colour-coded seat map to help you decide where to sit
  • Useful information under ‘Guru Tips’ section
Cons
  • Limited price comparison when searching flights