As a frequent business and pleasure flyer, I have an army of apps on my iPhone to help me through the process of getting a flight, a ticket and getting to my destination. One of those apps is SeatGuru and TripAdvisor – who own SeatGuru – have just released a nice update to the app which is available for free in the App Store.
The update, version 2.0 for those keeping score, brings significant improvements to the image quality of seating arrangements of hundreds of airlines and aircraft. In the old version it was very much pixelised and in a rush (translation:
working your way from one gate to another to catch your connection flight) was difficult to read. That is not the case with this update. Images are crisp and clear, taking full advantage of the iPhone 5′s extra screen real estate if you have one. In all there are over 350 image updates in this release, all of which are designed to help you understand the seating arrangement of an aircraft and the advantages or disadvantages of a particular seat.
This release also has Facebook integration so flyers can post photos from aircraft and seats to give you an even more realistic view of a seat assignment or aircraft. When you sign in to SeatGuru with your Facebook account you can also post reviews of seats or aircraft.
In all there are 20 airlines that have been updated in SeatGuru including American Airlines, British Airways, Frontier, United, US Airways, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM and Air Canada to name a few. Be sure to check out the release notes in the App Store to see the full list.
SeatGuru is a free app and is available in the App Store. It is designed for iPhone – sadly no iPad interface just yet.