Genuine Curiosity

Author Dwayne Melancon is always on the lookout for new things to learn. An ecclectic collection of postings on personal productivity, travel, good books, gadgets, leadership & management, and many other things.


Tuesday Tidbits - Useful Stuff for Professionals

A while back, I shared information on how to find a good plane seat. Now, I'd like to tell you about a way to do this on a smartphone, pda or other small screen device with internet connectivity. Just point your mobile browser to and select the airline and aircraft from the menu.

From there, you'll see some information about the aircraft configuration along with a color-coded seat map that will help you determine whether your seat is good, bad, or other. This is also helpful if you want to ask for specific seats either on the phone or while talking with the gate agent.

You can see an example of the seat chart in the picture at left (click the image if you want to see a bit larger view).

I love SeatGuru - and it's free, by the way.

Note: Some of you who've dropped by here for a while may notice that I'm no longer using a Treo; yep, my company switched to Blackberry in December.

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