Use Social Seating while booking a flight

View whether other people from your company are on a flight, and, if so, where their selected seat is on the plane

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Written by Andrew Banta
Updated over a week ago


This article explains how to use Social Seating while booking a flight on the TravelBank mobile app.


This article applies to all users with access to TravelBank travel management.


Social Seating is available exclusively through the TravelBank mobile app on iOS or Android. To use Social Seating, download the app on your mobile device.


Flights can be lengthy, and this can be a great time to collaborate with a coworker, or maybe even catch up on some much needed rest. Learn about Social Seating and take advantage of another TravelBank feature.

The next time you are booking a flight via the TravelBank mobile app you can see whether one of your colleagues is traveling on the same flight.


To use Social Seating while booking a flight, start by selecting a flight (see Figure 1):

Available flight options screen on the TravelBank mobile app

Figure 1. Available flight options

After selecting a flight, scroll through the map of seats on the flight. If a coworker has also booked that flight, their avatar appears on their seat selection. If they don't have an avatar their initials will appear instead (see Figure 2).

Seat selection screen showing two coworker avatars on the coworkers' selected seats

Figure 2. Coworker avatars on their seat selections

After you have made your seat selection, you can view the the details before you confirm your selection (see Figure 3). Note that you can view the flight amenities, baggage details, and list of coworkers who have booked the same flight.

Flight selection confirmation screen, including a Coworkers also booked section at the bottom

Figure 3. Flight selection confirmation screen

Need help?

If you need help, contact the TravelBank support team:

  • From the website or mobile app: Open the TravelBank left navigation menu and select “Chat with us”.

Publish date: April 28, 2021

Last update: April 20, 2024

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