There鈥檚 an app for pretty much every problem we encounter these days.聽Sent a text you聽really聽shouldn鈥檛 have? There鈥檚 an聽app for unsending texts. Can鈥檛 sleep? There are tons of聽sleep apps聽for that. And now, if you鈥檙e stuck in a terrible seat for that 12-hour plane ride, there鈥檚 an app for that too, and it鈥檚 called聽Seateroo.


Seateroo,聽launching in January, boasts one of the smartest ideas we鈥檝e ever seen. It鈥檚 an app that connects people on the same flight who want to switch seats once they鈥檙e on the plane. If you鈥檙e stuck beside someone talking way聽too loudly on their phone or behind someone who needs to have their seat fully reclined at all times, no more awkwardly asking聽a flight attendant if there are any vacant seats while hoping your聽seat-mate doesn鈥檛 hear. Instead, you just open up Seateroo and check if anyone else is selling their seat. If you鈥檙e really lucky, you might even snag a window seat.


On the flip side, maybe you鈥檙e travelling by yourself, don鈥檛 really mind being in a middle seat or stuck beside a crying baby (babies are adorable even if they鈥檙e crying, are we right?!) and want to make a little extra cash to spend at your destination. Open up the app, name your price and put your seat on the market! The minimum amount for a swap is $5, but Seateroo did a study while developing the app and found that the average person is willing to pay about $24 for a better seat. That鈥檚 definitely enough to nab a cute souvenir from wherever you鈥檙e headed!


You can also negotiate prices through the app, making it even more likely you鈥檒l be super happy with your new seat. And don鈥檛 worry, you won鈥檛 have to shadily slide your seat-swapper some cash: All payments are processed electronically through the app.

Seateroo鈥檚 website doesn鈥檛 give us a specific launch date, but expect it sometime in January. You can get more updates here.

Would you use an app to get a better seat on a plane? Or to sell your seat? Tweet us your thoughts at @BritandCo!

(Photos via Seateroo)