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Getting a Good Airplane Seat

…But then I consulted Bryan Saltzburg, general manager of the Web site TripAdvisor.com. Here are his tips for what families can do to avoid paying extra simply to ensure that they can sit together:

Book early. The selection of both flights and seats is better.

Check seat availability before you book your flights. There may be an alternative flight with better seating options. (TripAdvisor’s SeatGuru tool can help provide details of what seats to avoid.)…