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Travel expert reveals a simple hack to grab a whole row on a plane when traveling as a couple

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Travel expert reveals a simple hack to grab a whole row on a plane when traveling as a couple

  • Chelsea Dickenson made a now viral TikTok video explaining the hack
  • London-based Chelsea filmed her video on a BA flight from Heathrow to Corfu
  • Her hack involves the number 13 and a cunning strategy while checking in online










Thirteen is considered an unlucky number, but according to a travel expert it also has its positive sides.

Chelsea Dickenson, who runs cheapholidayexpert.com, has unveiled a simple hack to put the whole row on a plane if you’re traveling in pairs — and booking row 13, taking advantage of the superstitions surrounding the number, is one of them. the tricks. It’s not a popular line.

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

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

Chelsea Dickenson, who runs cheapholidayexpert.com, has unveiled a simple hack to put the whole row on a plane when traveling as a couple. She explains her hack in a TikTok video (photos above) that has gone viral, with over 260,000 views

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

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

The footage shows the couple boarding the plane, looking understandably elated at the sight of an entire row to themselves, then waiting for tension hooks as the rest of the plane boards.

When they hear an announcement that the boarding is complete, with the middle seat still free between them, Chelsea declares that they ‘damn it up’.

She tells MailOnline Travel: ‘Having the whole row to yourself is that extra bit of comfort – in fact it’s the exact same space you’d get if you flew on British Airways’ business class offer for Europe, so it’s a great way to get the most out of your money.

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 I was a flyer by the window, but I need the toilet too much and that's why it's always the aisle'

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 I was a flyer by the window, but I need the toilet too much and that’s why it’s always the aisle’

“In addition, in times of Covid, it feels like a safer travel experience if you have more space for yourself.”

And her favorite seat on the plane?

Chelsea says: ‘I wish I could say I was a flyer by the window, but I need the toilet too much and that’s why it’s always the aisle for me.’

She adds that travelers should set an alarm for when check-in for their flight opens to increase their chances of securing their preferred seat location.

Visit for more tips from Chelsea instagram.com/cheapholidayexp, vm.tiktok.com, youtube.com/cheapholidayexpert and cheapholidayexpert.com.

This image shows Chelsea's middle seat plot back to work

This image shows Chelsea’s middle seat plot back to work

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