Want to sit next to a friend on a flight? Pay up! | The Frugalista

Want to sit next to a friend on a flight? Pay up!

by frugalista on June 20, 2012

If you want to sit with your family on a flight, some airlines may charge you extra for that convenience. How atrocious. Called “premium seating,” you may be asked to chip in an extra $30 to $90 to have your loved one sit next to you on the airplane. There is no joy!

I have had it with these airline fees! When will this trend be over? If you want to help your chances of sitting with your travel partners on a flight -without getting charged extra – here are some affordable-flying tips from KABC-TV in Los Angeles:

1) Try to book your ticket two months in advance, when there are more seats available
2) Travel airlines like Southwest, which have first-come-first-served seating.
3) Using a travel agent can help you get the lowest rate on a flight
4) Five days before departure, you ahouls visit the airline website. That’s when “elite” frequent flyers are upgraded to first class, freeing up coach seats.

Elsie Esq, Flickr

Sign Up for The Frugalista News!
Receive instant updates about new content and to receive the newsletter!


Your privacy will never be compromised

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: