SeatExpert Innovation Makes It Easier To Find The Best Seat On Upcoming Flights This Summer

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With New SeatSmart Search Feature, Travelers No Longer Need To Know The Type Of Airplane On Which They Will Be Flying

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While very frequent flyers might know exactly what type of aircraft they will be traveling on, many travelers don't know if they're flying on an Airbus A319 or a Boeing 737, and they shouldn't have to

Seatexpert.com, one of the world's leading airplane seat mapping Web sites, today introduced SeatSmart Search. SeatSmart Search allows travelers to find the best seats on an upcoming flight, even if they don't know what type of airplane on which they will be traveling.

Prior to the introduction of SeatSmart Search, travelers seeking seating advice and information for an upcoming flight were required to know the specific type of aircraft on which they would be flying (e.g., Boeing 747-400 Version 1, Airbus A300-600 Version 3602, etc). With SeatSmart Search, travelers simply enter their airline, flight number, and date of departure and are linked directly to a color-coded seat map of their upcoming flight showing the best and worst seats, with comments for each seat on the plane.

"While very frequent flyers might know exactly what type of aircraft they will be traveling on, many travelers don't know if they're flying on an Airbus A319 or a Boeing 737, and they shouldn't have to," says Huey Lee, founder of SeatExpert.com. "They just want to know which seats on their flight will be the most comfortable. SeatSmart Search allows travelers to easily find that information."

Launched in 2001, SeatExpert.com maintains hundreds of airplane seat maps and provides detailed comments on each seat. Each seat map is color-coded so travelers can see at a glance which seats are generally considered the best (green) and the worst (red).

In addition to SeatSmart Search, SeatExpert is also introducing two features that will allow travelers to get their specific seating questions answered directly by airline seating experts.

With the "Ask the SeatExpert" feature, visitors to the site can submit airplane seating questions and selected questions will be answered directly by one of the Seat Experts who create and maintain the site's seat maps. Visitors are encouraged to add comments to each answer, with the ultimate goal of providing the best answer possible.

SeatExpert has also teamed up with the world's leading online community for frequent flyers, FlyerTalk.com. In the "Join the Discussion" section of the site, selected discussions from the FlyerTalk community centered around the topic of airline seating are highlighted.

"SeatExpert is a terrific resource for travelers, and I'm pleased FlyerTalk was selected as a partner," said Randy Petersen, founder of FlyerTalk.com. "SeatSmart Search is a quantum leap in terms of helping flyers make the best seating choices. And those who click through to FlyerTalk can connect with others who have recently flown on the same flight, and very possibly the same airplane."

SeatExpert.com is part of the frequentflyernetwork.com, an award-winning network of sites that also includes FlyerTalk.com, InsideFlyer.com, WebFlyer.com, and MileageManager.com.

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