Why You Should Check Your Seat Assignment on the First of Every Month

Why you should check your seat assignment on the first of every monthEach Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Bob C. of , who added a great tip to my list of ways to get the best coach seat on plane:

“If your reservation is more than a month in advance, check your seat assignment on the first of each month. Airlines sometimes change the equipment (aircraft type) on the first of the month. Often your seat will change without notice and if someone else now has your assigned seat, there’s nothing that the airline can do. Set-up a calendar alert to check your seats on the first of every month. A changed seat assignment may not be your fault but it is your problem.”

That’s a great tip. I check a few days before departure, as well. Thanks, Bob!

Related: An Alternative to SeatGuru



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