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Why he doesn't give up his airplane seat, San Diego travel guide

June 17, 2012

What's up with families not being able to sit together on an airplane ["How to Sit Tight," by Catharine Hamm, June 10]?

I am a 58-year-old man who travels regularly for business and leisure. I usually buy my tickets months in advance mostly because I want to pick the best seat for myself.

I have stopped counting how many times I have been approached by flight attendants or passengers asking if I could switch my seat to accommodate a family, in most cases for a less desirable seat. I simply say no. Many occasions I have had to endure nasty glares and sometimes bad-mouthing from the passengers who wanted to switch.

If you purchase your ticket close to your departure, be prepared to sit wherever there is a free seat or take another flight.

Jeff Brenner


San Diego a winner

The opening paragraph of the San Diego close-up is the best 47-word description for the area ["The Beach and So Much More," by Christopher Reynolds, June 3]. Well written; a section keeper.

Christopher Carmichael


Just a quick note of thanks for the coverage on San Diego. I just booked our hotel forFather's Dayweekend and we'll take this article as our guide. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tass Rupp


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