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Research Your Seat Before You Book

It may be surprising, but one of the most important travel decisions you will have to make is what seat you will sit in on the plane. Research your seat! It seems like such a little thing, but when you have to sit in the same seat for hours upon hours, where it is located on the plane could be the deciding factor in whether or not you have a good flight. Gone are the days where you accepted the seat allocated to you, with many people selecting particular seats according to aircraft seat plan and flight duration.

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Ace Airport Parking wants your entire trip from start to finish to be as comfortable as possible, which is why we have created a quick guide that will help you pick the best seat – for you – on the plane.

Think about How You Would Like to Fly

Take a moment to think about how you would like to fly. Do you like peace and quiet, or do you prefer to have the ability to stretch out and relax a little? These are some of the questions you will have to ask yourself before booking your flight.

Some things to consider include:

  • Amount of legroom
  • Space between the seats – some airlines have rows that are spaced further apart for comfort
  • Location to the bathroom – seats closer to the bathroom often have a lot of people passing by
  • Location near the safety exits
  • Location closer to the front or back of the plane

Once you have decided on what is important to you, you can start looking for available seats that will meet your travel needs. Just keep in mind, you may not be able to get everything you want, so think about what is most important and try to accommodate those needs.

Use Expert Websites to Conduct Aircraft Seat Research

There are a number of websites available, such as, which will help you conduct research regarding the plane you will be flying on. Conducting this research will allow you to get an idea of the layout of the plane and determine what seats you will want to book.  Simply search by the aircraft type and read up on what the seat’perts have to say.

Get Feedback from Fellow Travellers

You can do all the research in the world, but oftentimes the best information comes from those who experienced sitting in a particular seat firsthand. The website,, provides a forum where travellers can provide valuable feedback about the seats on the plane. Feedback covers proximity to toilets, frequency of food trolleys, amount of foot traffic, and cabin noise, amongst other topics.

Using the information found on these types of websites, you will be able to determine what seats you want to book and which ones are best avoided.

If you are researching what seats to book on the plane, chances are good that you want your trip to be as stress-free as possible. In an effort to avoid stress, consider using Ace Airport Parking’s Melbourne airport parking facility. Simply book your car park spot online in advance for either long term or short term self-parking, then park up and hop on one of our fast, free shuttles that will have you at Melbourne airport’s terminals in minutes.

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