We bet most flyers know the feeling of watching the plane fill up as they keep their fingers crossed that the middle seat next to them remains empty for their flight. There’s no better feeling than knowing the seat next to you will be empty for your entire trip, and now one airline is offering travelers a chance to spends some dough to make that happens.
In case you missed it, Eithad Airways just launched a new “neighbor-free seating” option in economy class that allows travelers to pay a little extra money to keep the seat next to them free, although it isn’t necessarily guaranteed. Interested customers place an online bid to keep anywhere from one to three seats next to them free, and depending on how full the flight is, they’ll be notified 32 hours before if their bid is accepted.
As for how much they’ll have to pay for that “neighbor-free seat,” the airline isn’t getting into specifics although they will offer a minimum and maximum bid for each flight.
Source: The Huffington Post