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What details do airline seat maps show?

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Airline seat maps show the seating configuration for each flight, seat numbers, the position of exits and the location of restrooms, galleys and closets. Seat maps on review sites such as SeatGuru.com and SeatMaestro.com also include color coding to indicate seats that users recommend and seats to avoid.

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To find a specific airline seat map on SeatGuru.com, a visitor enters the airline name, departure date and flight number or departure and arrival airports in the search box on the home page. The seating configuration for an aircraft varies between airlines, and some airlines also have different versions of the same aircraft. In addition to showing user feedback on seats, the maps on SeatGuru.com also show the location of any crew seats, blocked seats and power ports.

SeatMaestro.com offers the same information on its seat maps as SeatGuru, with the addition of a wheelchair accessibility symbol. Both sites feature a range of user reviews of each flight, including feedback on individual seats and photographs.

Many commercial airlines offer passengers the chance to view a seat plan and reserve specific seats as part of the online booking process. Some airlines, such as United and Delta, also offer seating plans for all their aircraft on their website information pages. Visitors click an individual aircraft to view its seating plan.

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