On the plane: Try to avoid the front row – It is normally kept available for babies. The back row doesn’t recline as much, so those of you requiring more leg room, should not sit there. Ask the person at the counter and see if the exit row is available. It has more leg room and they usually don’t assign it in advance. They want to make sure you can handle the job if you sit there. Also, it is wise not to sit near the toilet or next to the galley, where the food is prepared. If the plane is NOT full, put your sweater/coat on a better available seat, and once the flight has begun, move to that seat.