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I have always loved being by the window, however as I have gotten older, I understands the practicality of being by the aisle , particularly on planes as I often get up to walk around and don’t fancy climb over other people - the window offers great views but you are trapped in most of the journey

do you have a seating preference

hspexy
1 year ago
What do you think of this?
G0501
G05011 year ago

Aisle for me as I hate feeling trapped, especially on long haul flight. I can do window for short flights though

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Johnny
Johnny1 year ago

I use seatguru.com (which has seat maps of aircraft by airline and flight no.) to help me identify the best (and worst) seats. On some planes for example where the tail narrows there are two seats not three (next to the windows) - perfect for couples, and lots more elbow room. Don't choose the last row though as your seat may not fully recline and/or you may be bothered by the loo queue! What I especially try to avoid is seats with those ruddy 'box of electronics' in the footwell!

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 year ago

Thanks for sharing. It’ll be useful, as I’ve only ever looked at the plane layout when checking in online.

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craftyclaws04
craftyclaws041 year ago

Have a wee just before you board!

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 year ago

Always do, but when the flights are 12-14 hours, I’d need to go at least one or two more times. And I do my exercises onboard too

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craftyclaws04
craftyclaws041 year ago

hspexy I try to book the back seats.....saves having kids and drunk men kicking your seat!

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RebeccaAnd25138
RebeccaAnd251381 year ago

I like looking out the window but from an aisle seat, I am too chicken to sit by the window lol. Sounds terrible. Best part about having an infant with you is that you get the extra leg room seats in the middle of the bigger planes so thats my preference at the moment. Also easy access to the toilet if you need a pee lol

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jmsonl
jmsonl1 year ago

Window seat every time. I love it on a plane, train, anything looking out of the window. Aisles are for those who need the loo.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Mentor
1 year ago

Always choose an aisle seat if I can. I do not like bothering people to squeeze past when I want to nip to the loo. Plus usually I travel with my partner who always bags the window seat.

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craftyclaws
craftyclaws1 year ago

Got to be the window....on the way there. I hate being by the window on the way back....clouds etc.....

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Mango4
Mango41 year ago

Depends if I'm with friends or family window seat is preferable though I rarely get that seat then, if there are going to be strangers next to me aisle seat as if I wish to get something out of the overhead lockers, walk around or use the toilet I don't have to disturb people I don't know.

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ACR
ACR1 year ago

I prefer the window seat for longer flights, but don't mind the aisle. Not a fan of the middle, or even worse the middle of the middle row on larger planes.

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KazLou
KazLou1 year ago

iv never been on a plane but are going to in a few weeks time ,

and im sitting near the window hope i like it 🤣

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CathSho13
CathSho131 year ago

id rather the window but i dont mind being on the aisle seat if i have to. Couldnt cope in the middle though trapped between 2 people 🙈

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