I totally, absolutey, and unequivocally love, love, love Seat Guru

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  1. Punki
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    Especially now that I am flying new airlines.

    Oh dearly beloved, Seat Guru, what would I do without you?
     
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    And, pray tell, what new airlines are these?
     
  4. Punki
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    Oh, yes, www.seatguru.com My bad.

    Well they aren't really new airlines, but airlines with which we are unfamiliar.

    For the last million plus miles, we have been flying on UA and AS and know every plane and seat they have by heart. Now we are flying on award tickets on Lufthansa, American, or on whichever airline we we can get the best deal on first-class seats and we have no idea what's what. Therefore, it is wonderful to have www.seatguru.com to help us as we find our way.
     
  5. Savage25
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    Seatguru is pretty useless at some things actually and isn't very accurate for non-US airlines...like defaulting every exit row seat to "it gets cold here" and/or non-reclining.
     
  6. Billiken
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    Actually, I find SeatGuru helpful.
    Link is on my favorites list
     
  7. Punki
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    Savage25, do you have a better resource? I am always excited to find new and improved resources.
     
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    I've taken to using Seatexpert instead of Seatguru, not sure if it is better or not though.
     
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    They both have their shortcomings. Seatguru seems to have more info overall, but at least in some cases it seems to be out of date.
     
  10. Always Be Flying
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    I've found seatguru to be a very good general guide, but not exacting to be sure. For example, I knew going into a flight on Thai that if I wanted proper J class I should avoid the 747-400 old configurations, and was able to do so.

    As might be expected with a project/website of its size, they have (even after sending them a note) that on DL 757-200 Transcon the middle seats of the exit rows 26 and 27 are noticeably more narrow and significantly smaller seatbelts.

    Whether it be seatguru, seatexpert, milepoint, your favorite new station, or whatever, just take what you want and leave the rest. If it works, great, if not, there will be a better service to choose.
     
  11. Lalala
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    I too love seat guru, but expert flyer plus seatguru / magnifique!
     
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    Seat Guru was a big help to choose our seats on OZ. Since it was a US *A award, I couldn't do it online.
     
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    Seat guru comes in handy .
     
  14. gobluetwo
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    I also love seatguru, but recognize that nothing is perfect. Does anyone have any experience with how good they are with updating information based on feedback from users?
     

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