I recently booked a last minute flight to Florida and to my surprise an exit seat was available. It did cross my mind that it was odd that it wasn't already taken, but I figured I was just super lucky. Oh, how I was so wrong. I made the mistake of not double checking with Seat Guru before I selected my seat.
If I had checked Seat Guru about my exit seat, I would have been enlightened that it was an exit seat but not your typical exit seat. This exit seat didn't have the leg room like most exit seats and, on top of that, the seat had limited reclining. I went from possibly having the best seat (in economy) to one of the worst seats on the flight.
So what is Seat Guru? It's an amazing site that tells you every detail about the seats of your particular aircraft. You input your flight information and it takes you to a seat map of your aircraft. It looks similar to the seat map that you would view online when you select your seats, but this one is much better. How so?
The seat map is color coordinated so that you can see immediately what the worst seats are. When you hover over a seat, it will show you a detailed description with the pros and cons. And there are actual user reviews.
The next time you book your flight, check Seat Guru to avoid getting stuck with the worst seat.