If you're a frequent traveler, you have no doubt heard about SeatGuru. This is a wonderful service that helps you figure out which seat will be the best on your next flight. At long last SeatGuru has released an Android app so you can get this invaluable information on the go.

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SeatGuru allows you to pull up a seat map for any plane by entering the flight number or browsing based on your itinerary. The map is interactive, allowing you to tap on each block of seats to get the relevant details. Is there a power outlet? Do the seats recline? Is there extra leg room? These are the kinds of questions SeatGuru will answer for you about any flight. You even get reminders about seats that are in inconvenient places, like too near the galley or lavatories.

The service has seat maps for over 100 airlines and 700 plane configurations. That seems like enough, right? In addition to all the seat data, you can track flights or shop for tickets (this is a TripAdvisor app, after all). SeatGuru is free, so check it out before your next flight.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Huge fan of SeatGuru, don't fly anywhere without checking my seats with them first. However, I'm not sure a few times a year that I use SG warrants for having a whole app installed on my phone.

    • ChumbleSpuzz

      Agreed. Big fan as well, but I've just always used the browser and bookmarked the planes that I'll typically fly for business travel; otherwise, just look it up. What's the value added here?

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        You could argue the same for a lot of apps that offer an alternate way of viewing content in addition to a website. Usually, such apps don't ever get installed on my devices, but there are tons of people out there who prefer that. And maybe this is uber useful to those who fly a lot.

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