AIRLINES are increasingly charging to let passengers reserve window and aisle seats, leaving families stuck paying extra to sit together. This is good news for some business travellers—some of the extra-fee seats are being handed out free-of-charge to high-status frequent flyers. Read more: Seat selection: Now families are paying to sit together on planes | The Economist.
Wow! I didn’t even know we had an option to pay more to sit together on the flights we booked for our upcoming summer vacation. Guess I didn’t read the “fine print” mentioned in the article. As it turns out, three of us will be sitting together, with the fourth person on the aisle across the way, or in front of us (if memory serves correctly). Assuming that will be my husband, but we may rotate!
- Fees Just to Sit Together? (foxnews.com)
- Airline Fees: Pick your seat, pay the price (kdvr.com)
- Airline seat fees may cause problems for flying families (charlotte.news14.com)
- Window, middle or aisle? Plane passengers reveal ‘the perfect seat’ (mirror.co.uk)
- Get adjacent seats on a plane without paying extra (seattletimes.nwsource.com)