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Best Seat on the Plane
You already know to choose your seat when you buy your ticket for prime pickings. "But there's always movement—frequent fliers get upgrades, people cancel, aircraft equipment changes and more seats are added—so more desirable seats should open up as your flight approaches," says Benét Wilson, the air travel expert for Download TripIt Pro; it will notify you whenever a better seat becomes available. And know this about exit rows: If there is a set of two, go for the one in the back—the front seats won't recline.