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 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.

What's New

Version 1.92.6

- Fixed minor layout issues

- Fixed an issue where some users weren't getting push notifications if they first installed Seat Alerts using iOS 10. All users should launch the app once following the update to ensure push notifications are setup correctly.

**If you like Seat Alerts please leave a positive review. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us directly at**

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Clunky interface


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.

Developer Response

As we explained to you over email, we don't see the type of seat an Occupied seat is (premium/paid/normal) while it's Occupied, so no we can't do that automatically. Blame the state of airline technology, it's not something we have control over. As we also explained, not everyone is as lucky as you to be able to get those elite Premium or Paid seats, so we don't alert on them by default (this is explained in our Help). Since you are a frequent flyer, you would probably know that a window seat is a Premium seat not available to everyone.

App works great!


The app is not meant to be the same as the website. Works fine as long as you enter in the correct flight info. If the airport info does not match the flight number you will get an error. If you need help, just send them an email, they are extremely responsive and supportive!

Job not done? My fault?


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.

Developer Response

Please do. Also before you try again please email us directly at so we can give you help with your specific flight so the alert has the best chance of finding an open seat!


Expert Travel Services, LLC.
25.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2004 Expert Travel Services, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Seat Alert $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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