TripAdvisor’s SeatGuru is a web service for the discerning flight-goer. It provides a seat map with descriptions of 550 planes and over 80 airlines. Not only does it include reviews of how a seat fares between good and poor, but it also has such noteworthy details as Internet availability and how far your seat will recline. The aim is to highlight the merits and drawbacks of different planes, thus allowing you to find the perfect seat for you. SeatGuru has also recently added the ability to book your flight on the website, so now you can pick and pay for your seat at the same time.
Unfortunately, SeatGuru doesn’t allow you to pick your neighbouring passengers.
The Nuts & Bolts: When traveling, enlist the help of SeatGuru to pick the perfect seat, before you board the plane.