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Samantha Brown Shares Her Tips For Getting The Best Seat On A Flight

By Mina Elwell


If you book an economy flight ticket, try out travel expert Samantha Brown's tip for getting the best possible seat on the plane: check-in online the moment it becomes available.
As check-in usually opens 24 hours before the flight, she recommends "setting an alarm and checking ASAP to not only get the best seat possible but also to guarantee your spot."
The days of seat selections without fees are mostly gone, but if you're willing to take a chance, you may be able to snag your ideal seat during check-in without paying extra.
In addition to helping you get the seat that you want, Brown mentions that her strategy can prevent getting bumped from an overbooked flight.