As airlines cram more and more seats into their aircraft, seats are getting closer, thinner and travelers have less legroom. One can get better seats at low cost by buying economy seats with more legroom – usually front row or exit row seats – and going for options such as Economy Plus on United that offers 5 extra inches of legroom at $9 for short-haul flights. Other tips for getting better seats include buying international premium class seats from consolidators like AirBank, buying business class seats on discount airlines and opting for last-minute first class upgrades.
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Tips For Getting Cheap Upgrades, More Legroom, When You Fly