I paid for a Seat Alerts on my flight and requested one of four or six additional seats if they opened. I checked myself every day and got the seat I wanted on my own. I did not know I had to check paid seats. Being a medallion member I don’t have to pay for those seats However I will try again and see if it works better.
I’ve been a happy user for quite some time and mostly use it at boarding time to see the seatmap and then request a new seat either at gate or in the Airlines’ app. This means I can be checking multiple maps on different legs quite quickly. However there was a recent update that has made it more “clunky” to use. Where one earlier could start to type the IATA codes immediately there is now a delay of about a second before the cursor appears and let you write. This is the case for the airport field and the airline field, but the flight number is fast as it used to be. It’s not critical but it’s annoying to wait for the cursor when in a rush. I’ve actually used it as I was talking to Check-in to make sure he was telling me the right information. All delays in the app can make me unable to check concurrently with the agent. I’d appreciate a fix for this.
This app has no link to an actual by date database. In Seat Guru, all I need to do is enter the airline, flight number and date and the aircraft seat configuration pops up. In this app, you also need to enter the start and end airports! The graphics are kindergarten quality and difficult on the eyes. I deleted this app within a minute of seeing those graphics. It’s 2020, not 1976, so your graphics should at least be clean and easy on the eyes rather than pixelated nonsense that you have now. One of the worst apps I have ever been introduced to. I stand by my comments as they are accurate. Your rebuttal didn’t take into account anything that I said, other than counter-point it. The above is not an insult as you people call it but is an accurate assessment of fact.
I bought a paid seat alert for specific seats. I never got an alert but I found one of those seats open checking the airline's app on my own. The developer said in addition to selecting specific seats, my alert needs to set specific flags for whether those seats are premium, paid, or blocked. I have no idea which seats are premium, paid, or blocked. I would think a modern app would automatically select the correct options if I request specific seats. But not here. Just be careful with the paid alerts. You need to have all the flags set magically to the correct settings for it to work properly.
I wanted to set one alert after seeing this was a free tool on Geobreeze. Because I have 3 kids I have very specific days we can fly so the concept works for us. Setting my alert was not free. It would not allow me to pick seats by touching the screen so I had to agree to pay .99. Then it couldn’t access any of the cards in my wallet to complete the charge and wouldn’t allow me to add a card. Unfortunately, not a good experience and at .99 an alert I can just pay for a more expensive service and set tons of alerts.
I’m always skeptical of these types of apps working but I’ve used this a couple of times. I got a push notification today for an alert and was able to get the seats I wanted for me and my partner. I don’t care what the app looks like as long as the functionality works.
Downloaded the app, entered a flight I’m already booked on, and the app had the wrong seat configuration. I’m already in 13F, but the app didn’t show a row 13 at all. Plus, I need to select an option for “Windows in front of [my specific seat]” OR “Exit Row Window”. You can’t do this with this app unless you pay a buck to manually pick the seats you’d like. The app already has advertising, so why microcharge people? There are truly free seat finder apps out there that are better. I uninstalled this one immediately.
As a travel agent, this is one of the most useful apps. It makes me look like a rockstar when I can get the seats my client wants. It really works! It used to be available as a RedApp in Sabre and now it’s not, so it’s a little less convenient to use the app rather than making a request directly in Sabre. But it’s still very helpful
This would be a great app if it were closer to website functionality. Too limited, can’t search by origin / destination / date / airline without using a specific flight number. Can’t see award seat availability, or full routes with connections. Also, would be nice to see multiple seat classes on a screen. I’m a paid full subscription user, website is great, very disappointed with the app.
Just not that great. Draws info from SeatGuru, but SG has much better visuals that show much better what the seat configuration looks like. Kicked me out for a day while trying to search my itinerary of four flights. Said I had done too much searching (for the free service) and I needed to come back tomorrow to put in a seat alert. I had looked at no more than 5 segments and it kicked me out for a day. Seriously! Uninstalling now, will explore other apps.
Downloaded the app and created a free account and kept receiving an error that the flight I was trying to create a seat alert for was “too far in the future” (about 10 months out). Kept trying with shorter and shorter timeframes until I reached 2 months before the expected flight continuing to get the same error. Don’t know how I’m supposed to use this app if they can’t even give me details for something 2 months in advance of the flight. Will be deleting.
Great app; I’ve used it several times when it was just me and my husband traveling but now with a toddler, the ability to set up an alert to find 3 seats together is not an option. Hoping that will be feature available in a future update.
App is easy to use and provides a great capability in providing updated seat information vs. having to return to airline seat maps over and over again. A must for business travelers to stay out of middle seats!
Didn’t work for me. Found the seat I requested the alert for on my own. Edit: 1 star to 4. I did just receive an alert for an available exit. Maybe I just happened to find the exit row I chose before the app had a chance to alert me.
This is a very good app. I am able to preview seats before buying my tickets (some airlines don’t let you preview before you buy). The only issue I have is that the UI is not iPhone X/XS compatible yet, but this isn’t a show stopper stopping me from using this excellent app.
Using the free service, I made an error on the flight number a couple times. When I corrected it I had exceeded my number of searches for the day. I'm sure it's a lovely piece of software, but an invalid responses shouldn't count against your inquiry totals.
Was hoping this app would be a suitable replacement for the SeatGuru app but it’s not, even though it seems to advertise itself as such. Is clunky and gives no insight into seats, riddled with ads and bad UX. Don’t download.
So.....AFTER I have ALREADY booked my flight (WITHOUT any advice on which seats are preferable . . . . (Oh...Seat Alert uses SEAT GURU’s research to advise on seat info....got it!) THEN, once, Seat Alert will send me a notification to get me out of the bind I’m in (from booking blind instead of using, say, Seat Guru when booking) if something better happens to come along. Um....don’t think so, but thanks anyway.
better using the airline app only thing this app it might notify you but if you're looking to find seat together it will cost you on this app better to just ask the airline or ask the passages to trade
Just downloaded this app to try it. I did 2 quick searches (same flight) to see what it is all about and now it won't let me do anything else until I upgrade or "wait until tomorrow". Said I did "too much" and was preventing abuse. Seriously pathetic excuse to try and get someone to buy it. I didn't even set any alerts. Definitely not worth the upgrade but may have potential.
Downloaded this app a week ago, logged in and set an alert for a specific set of seats (aisles near the front). I selected multiple seats with the one alert and today it alerted me. I immediately went to the airline's site and sure enough, one of the seats I marked was available, and I was able to book it. Well worth the 99 cent alert fee because now I'm close enough to the front they might not run out of the chicken dinner option, leaving me with the deliciously disgusting option of pasta or pasta! Well done "Seat Alerts!"
then get this app. I became a fan of seat alerts when I first heard about it. Been using the web based version and waiting for this iphone/ipad app to come out. I have used it and few times. It looks good and works well. Seat alerts allows you to set up special alerts for seats you want. I used it a bunch of times to get out of middle seats to an aisle seat and also to move up closer to the front. It's one of my travel most valuable apps along with seat guru, kayak, and flight update
Use lots of travel apps, tried this about 2 months ago where I had booked a flight and only had the option of a middle seat from Chicago to San Francisco...airline was no help, so I set up this app to let,e know if a window or aisle became available...and today I received an email alerting me that seat 22a a window became available...I called the airlines and sure enough that particular seat was available and it was the only option...very impressed!
I would have gladly paid the $0.99 fee for an alert that matched my needs- one option is to alert when any two seats together becomes available, but I'm traveling with my two young children and I need three seats together. Seems like it would be an easy fix? Also, after checking my seat map three times, it asked me to upgrade before being allowed to check it again. Good idea though. There's nothing else out there like this.
Had a middle seat for 10 hr flight. Heard about this app and decided I need to give it a try since I travel a lot and have had to endure long flights. Leg problem requires aisle seat. Signed up and w/in a week was alerted to an open aisle seat. Immediately viewed reservation and made seat change. Flight was almost sold out (3 seats left). Highly recommend this app for everyone except those taking same flights as me!!!!
This is a great app for those who travel, love airplanes, and are always looking for the best seats to maximize the mini-vacation that occurs in the air. The pricing, though is hefty and annoying. $4.99 for one month BUT with a cap on the maximum number of searches. Totally irritating. The next option is a $100 yearly subscription. This needs to be better thought out.
Love this app! Since so many airlines block out seats until the day of flying it gets very stressful worrying about getting a seat. Instead of checking the airline every hour seat alerts lets you know when they unblock the seats. I just got a window seat on my flight to Nashville tomorrow thanks to this wonderful little app.
Searched seat upgrades in the app store while I was waiting at O'Hare. Found this app and setup an alert for a seat on the flight before mine (I was on standby). It actually worked! About 20 min later I got an alert and beat out everyone else to get to the counter. Will definitely use this every time I fly!
It works. This app found me an open seat on a full flight and saved me from upgrading my booking and regularly checking the airline website for open seat. One key feature is missing, no text notification; only email (I thought this is a Mobile App).
Great idea in principle. From the online help: “To set an alert, select any Occupied or Blocked seat from the seat map, give the alert a descriptive name, then click Save.” Alas, I could’t get it to work. I tried to create a seat alert for an upcoming trip on Delta from SFO to DTW. Neither the app nor the web page let me select any seats from the seat map. Of course, I couldn’t save the alert, since no seats were selected. Just waisted an hour of my time :-(
I got it because I wanted to track one flight where a last minute ticket gave me a back middle seat. I was ok with only one alert but just now with the flight 20 hours away it found a seat I didn't want. (I'd already got out of the middle but not to a desirable seat). It said I'd done too many and to buy up. I thought I was limited to one at a tome but it made no mention of a limit on total number. Bad business since I was considering maybe buying a subscription for other things.
Awesome app! I was stuck in a middle seat on a 5-hour cross country flight and this app found me an aisle seat. Clean interface and very easy to use. Would highly recommend! Thanks ExpertFlyer! Update: Found another aisle seat for a long flight. Really great service!
I would have been stuck in the middle seat for 12 hours on my way back from overseas if it weren't for this app. I was skeptical at first, but this app sent me a notification when an aisle seat became available and I was able to get the seat!!!
Have had last minute trips where only choice is the middle seat. Usually once the frequent fliers get upgraded, aisle or windows open up and this app will find and notify you. Worth it if you fly once or often.
This app has worked for me every time. I'm hoping that it will work on my next flight. I'm on a Delta flight in the comfort section. I'm really hoping to get an aisle seat but I know I have a limited chance.
You've booked a trip to your favorite getaway but the plane is full and you're stuck in the middle seat, sound familiar? Let Seat Alerts® by ExpertFlyer help find you a better seat in 3 easy steps: 1. Look up the Seat Map of your flight. 2. Set up a Seat Alert to find window seats, aisle seats and more. 3. Get notified if your preferred seat is found. Seat Alerts will monitor the available seats right up until the flight departs. If it becomes available you can change your seat when your Seat Alert notification arrives, just contact the airline or the travel agency that booked your ticket. Seat Alerts finds a window or aisle seat better than 75% of the time. • With a Free account, you can set up one Free Seat Alert at a time using the Any Seat, Any Window or Any Aisle options. Other advanced alert options require a fee. • Seat maps include SeatGuru® seat ratings so you know which seat is the right seat for you. Just click on a seat to see its rating and review • If you need multiple Seat Alerts at the same time, additional alerts and alert options are available for purchase • Supports over 150 airlines that have preassigned seating Notes about app functionality: • Account registration is required to use the Seat Alert app, this is so we can notify you of found seats and keep track of your alerts across devices. • Miles Award or Upgrade searching and alerting is not the same as Seat Map searching and alerting. This app is Seat Map Alerts only. For Miles Awards & Upgrades, please use our website. • Also works with ExpertFlyer.com Basic and Premium subscriptions to manage your Seat Alerts. • Seat Alerts checks the seat maps several times a day. If you find and take an open seat before the next check of the alert, you won't be notified. • To prevent abuse, a limited about of seat maps can be viewed each day, resetting every 24 hrs. Only a single seat map search is needed to create a Seat Alert.