Tips From the World’s Most Frequent Flyer: Choosing the Best Seat

Mar 3, 2019

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The world’s most frequent flyer is back with some more top-notch traveler tips. This week, we’re focusing on some prep you might want to do before you even get to the airport — namely, Tom Stuker’s advice for choosing the best seat on the plane.

Tom spends a lot of time on United’s various long-haul jets, and since he often travels to Australia, that means making do with the airline’s older 2-2-2 config — though UA’s planning to add its new Polaris seats to its ultra-long-haul Dreamliner fleet as well. Tom shares his seat picks in the video below.

While we often recommend taking advice from the experts at SeatGuru, especially when traveling in some of the more obscure cabins, we do our best to provide detailed seat-by-seat analysis as well, from Singapore’s A350-900ULR now operating the world’s longest flight to United’s tight 3-4-3 economy config.

Be sure to follow @thepointsguy, @ua1flyer and me, @zachhonig, for plenty more travel tips.

Featured photo by Zach Honig/TPG.

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