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Travel Expert Reveals Simple Trick To Pack An Entire Row On A Plane When Traveling As A Couple

Travel Expert Reveals Simple Trick To Pack An Entire Row On A Plane When Traveling As A Couple

  • Chelsea Dickenson has made a now viral TikTok video explaining the hack
  • London-based Chelsea filmed her video on a BA flight from Heathrow to Corfu
  • His trick involves the number 13 and a cunning strategy during online check-in.


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Thirteen is considered an unfortunate number, but it has its positive uses, according to a travel expert.

Chelsea Dickenson, who runs checapholidayexpert.com, has revealed a simple trick to pack the entire row on a plane when traveling as a couple, and reserving row 13, making use of the superstitions surrounding the number, is one of the tricks. It is not a popular fight.

Explaining her hack in a TikTok video that has gone viral, with over 260,000 views, Chelsea says the other vital tactic is to reserve a window and an aisle seat, leaving the middle seat free.

Chelsea Dickenson, who ran apholidayexpert.com, has revealed a simple trick to bagging the entire row on a plane when traveling as a couple.

Chelsea explains her hack in a TikTok video that has gone viral, with more than 260,000 views

Chelsea explains her hack in a TikTok video that has gone viral, with more than 260,000 views

Chelsea Dickenson, who ran hapholidayexpert.com, has revealed a simple trick for bagging the entire row on a plane when traveling as a couple. She explains her trick in a TikTok video (images above) that has gone viral, with over 260,000 views.

The theory, says the 31-year-old, is that passengers are less likely to reserve a seat between two strangers.

Chelsea, based in London filmed his video on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Corfu that she took with her boyfriend, James, last week.

The footage shows the couple boarding the flight, looking understandably delighted to see an entire line to themselves, then waiting on tenterhooks while the rest of the plane board.

When they hear an announcement that boarding has been completed, with the middle seat between them still free, Chelsea declares that it has been “trashed.”

She tells MailOnline Travel: ‘Having the whole line to yourself is just a little more comfort; in fact, it’s exactly the same space you’d get if you were flying British Airways business class offering for Europe, so it’s a great way to get the most for your money.

London-based Chelsea filmed her video on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Corfu that she took with her boyfriend, James.

London-based Chelsea filmed her video on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Corfu that she took with her boyfriend, James.

Chelsea says: 'I wish I could say it was a window seat flier, but I need the bathroom too much and so it's the hallway for me, always'

Chelsea says: 'I wish I could say it was a window seat flier, but I need the bathroom too much and so it's the hallway for me, always'

London-based Chelsea filmed her video on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Corfu that she took with her boyfriend, James. Chelsea says: ‘I wish I could say it was a window seat flier, but I need the bathroom too much and so it’s the hallway for me, always’

The key strategy for catching a line when traveling as a couple?  Reserve an aisle and window seat, preferably row 13

The key strategy for catching a line when traveling as a couple?  Reserve an aisle and window seat, preferably row 13

The key strategy for catching a line when traveling as a couple? Reserve an aisle and window seat, preferably row 13

“Also, in times of Covid, it feels like a safer travel experience when you have more space to yourself.”

And your favorite seat on the plane?

Chelsea says: ‘I wish I could say I’m a window seat flier, but I need the bathroom too much and so it’s the hallway for me, always.’

She adds that travelers should set an alarm for when check-in opens for their flight to increase their chances of securing their favorite seat location, with the back of the plane, as well as row 13, less crowded.

For more tips from Chelsea, visit instagram.com/cheapholidayexp, vm.tiktok.com, youtube.com/cheapholidayexpert and checapholidayexpert.com.

This image shows Chelsea's middle seat ploy at work once again

This image shows Chelsea's middle seat ploy at work once again

This image shows Chelsea’s middle seat ploy at work once again

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