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Where to sit on a plane?

from The Economist :

The window seat is for those who retain a sense of adventure about travel. It is for those who, no matter how many times they may have flown, hold on to a sense of wonderment as they hurtle down the runway and watch the ground disappear beneath them; for those who cherish that sense of excitement as they descend, nose against the pane, into the blinking lights of a never-before-visited city; whose hearts leap as they stare out across an ocean and spy a lonely atoll. That, after all, is why five-year-olds insist on sitting there.
The aisle seat, in contrast, is for those who value utility. It is the seat in which it is easiest to stretch your legs; to get up and wander to the toilet. It is the position for those who like to grab their bags from the locker and beat the queue off the plane.

I am a window person. How about you?

Never window on long flights.

Window means:

you must get past 2 or 3 people if you want to get up to go to the toilet for any reason (including confirming my membership of the mile high club)

if you're stuck with the 'nutter', it's harder to get out.

Walking around on a long flight stretches the legs but you don't have to disturb two people's snoring to get out

You can't see much out of a window when the nearest thing is 20,000 below you.

Oh Fred, you are disappointing me with your pragmatic realism!

By a door or aisle but short haul a window seat is always nice. However I always seems to sat over a wing. I normally play videos on my phone or tab or something so I don't pay much attention to anything.

In continuation of Fred's pragmatism, agreed that for a long flight, aisle is the best.

Though, it often depends on weather. If its a clear day, I prefer to take a window seats. Makes from really good areal shots with my camera. On regular flights, and the long ones, I go for aisle. As the article says, its great for utilities. Though, I wouldnt Really get up to grab my bag and stand in line waiting for door to open. I prefer to chill out at the seat until the aisle is cleared.

Oh, and it also makes it great to have a conversation on both sides.

As far as window seat goes, I do get it sometimes. While the view is killed, it is probably one of the most comfortable places on the plane. I would actually prefer that during long flights where I have to take a nap.

Xeeschan :

really good areal shots with my camera

I only get shots of aerials when we're very low as I don't have much zoom on my cameras.

Thank you for the subtle correction Fred, and the double.. wait, triple entendres!! I will be careful in my future aerial shots preferably void of any aerials! Hahaha.. : )


Fred :
Xeeschan :

really good areal shots with my camera

I only get shots of aerials when we're very low as I don't have much zoom on my cameras.

Dude, if you're that low and aren't taking off or landing, worry

Umm.. usually if I am that low, its coz i am swimming actually!!

Fred :

Dude, if you're that low and aren't taking off or landing, worry

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