Nearly 24 million people are expected to fly during the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving, up slightly from last year. Many won’t be able to sit with their loved ones.
Airlines are making it much more difficult for groups of travelers to sit together – unless they want to pay extra for seats with more legroom or those near the front of the plane. Since last Thanksgiving, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier and United have increased the number of coach seats requiring an extra fee. That means it’s much more difficult to find adjacent seats unless passengers pay an extra $25 per person each way.
There are still a few things fliers can do between now and takeoff to snag seats together: