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Which Side Do You Prefer?  
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

Just curious to hear which side you guys prefer to sit on on a aircraft and why.

I actually prefer the left side of the aircraft. Why?? I dont know.


How about you??


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3939 times:

I always try to sit on the side that will have the most to see outside the window. For example, on a JFK - Florida run, I will sit on the right side of the plane so I can see the cities that we are passing, and for the return sit on the left side.


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User currently offlineEMAlad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

Strangely enough I tend to sit on the left side of the plane and if possible infront of the engines. That only tends to work on low cost airlines in the UK where you can grab the seat you want. I have sat in the middle seat on a 777 and hated every minute of it, not being able to see out of a window. I also sat very near the back on an MH 747 and found it to be very noisy.

Just sat in seat 5A on a WW flight between EMA and EDI and enjoyed every minute of it.


User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3933 times:
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Depending on the time of day, the general heading etc; the side that is OPPOSITE of the SUN

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User currently offlineLXM83 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3931 times:



Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 3):
Depending on the time of day, the general heading etc; the side that is OPPOSITE of the SUN

Same here, except if there is any special landmark to be expected on either side (e.g. Swiss Alps on left side when flying ZRH-GVA)


User currently offlineGivenRandy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

Right side, not sure why. I prefer the aisle, so it's not the view. Good question!

User currently offlineYXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3920 times:



Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 3):
Depending on the time of day, the general heading etc; the side that is OPPOSITE of the SUN

Hmmm, same for me too. Unless of course I will be flying around dawn or sunset, in which case I usually take the side that will afford the best view of the sun



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

Left side as it is the same side the Pilot sits on. When I am flying on a DC-9/MD-80 Series aircraft I prefer to sit on the side with 2 seats regardless of left/right.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3903 times:



Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 1):
I always try to sit on the side that will have the most to see outside the window.

Same here. I always try to sit on the side of the plane with the best view.



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User currently offlineFlipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1574 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3902 times:
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User currently offlineDFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3897 times:



Quoting Flipdewaf (Reply 9):
The inside

Funny! Me, I really don't care as long as I have an aisle seat. I just don't want one too close to the lavatories or the last row that doesn't recline, especially long haul.


User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3896 times:

Wherever there is an open window seat that fits with the preferences of my travel companions. Avoiding the sun is good too. My primary concern is spotting, but predicting which runway/taxi route you will use (and therefore which side of the plane is optimal) is a complete crap shoot.


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User currently offlineUalcsr From United States of America, joined May 2006, 485 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

This is actually a really good question because I've been trying to figure out why I HAVE to sit on the right side (aisle) on all my flights. It didn't really matter when I flew non-rev, but now that I fly revenue a lot, I kinda' panic when I can't find a seat on the right side aisle. Strange.

User currently offlineTennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3876 times:
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I always sit in the aisle seat on the left side.

User currently offline787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

I like the airport side because i can see a lot of the action on the ground. usually i am on the left next to a window.


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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Always on the aisle seat, or the exit row (as long as I'm not the person in the middle of the 3 seats).

Otherwise, I have no preference for left or right side of the plane.


User currently offlineAirtanzania1 From Tanzania, joined May 2006, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

I dont care what side i'm on, except just by the window staring at the wing of the plane!!.


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

In my head, I am always thinking of seats on the left hand side when I buy tickets. No reason really. Maybe it's because the captain sits on the left, or I read left to right, so I see left first, I don't know. I usually try to pick seats that will give me the best view and/or best arrangement (ie 1 seat side on the small ERJ's).

User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2185 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

Overall, the right side. Depending on aircraft, I tend to like being somewhere before the engines.

Tom Big grin



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

Firstly I think about what I'll be flying over, or if I'll be able to see somewhere I know or live during the approach if I sit on a particular side. If there's nothing special then I will chose a seat based on which side the sun will be and, as many on here, I try to get in front of the engines so that I can have a clear view out, without the jet-blast or contrails (on longer aircraft) getting in the way.


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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3816 times:

I fly WN about 10 times a year to SMF. Since all flights first stop in LAX, SAN or LAS I try to change sides depending on the city we are landing in. I like to take in different views.

User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9041 posts, RR: 76
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3782 times:
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Most of my flights I sit on the right hand site (when I am on duty Big grin)

But when I am travelling as passenger: I don't care at all! As long as I get a seat I am fine Big grin

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

Rearmost & LH side.

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MEL



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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

For me it also depends on the route but I tend to favour the right side.. No specific reason...


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User currently offlineEWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

I prefer the left side of the aisle, either a B or C-type seat. I've got badly damaged knees with the right knee much worse than the left. This way I can stretch it out in the aisle for most of the trip.

25 Mauiman31 : O.k. - love hearing about others thought process/preferences concerning this. . . For work -- Y - aisle seat -- usually right side. Exit row or as for
26 AF340 : I used to like the left side, but then for no reason I switched to the right. I now try to switch it up. For example, next flight I take I made it so
27 SAA380 : I like sitting at the right hand side in the aft section of the plane.
28 AlexEU : Even though I never choose the side, I usually end up on right side. Pathetic
29 UltimateDelta : I take either the left or right, so long at it's a window seat (A, D, or whichever).
30 EICVD : Dont mind aslong as its beside the window.
31 BAViscount : Unless there's a specific reason for sitting on a particular side of the aircraft (views etc.), I tend to find that I alternate. I always try and get
32 TSS : Same here. The side I'm on doesn't particularly matter to me, but I love having a window seat... especially when the window looks out on something ot
33 LH4116 : I always pick the left side of the aircraft when flying out of ARN, the reason to that is that you get a nice view of the airport. Otherwise i prefer
34 Bartonsayswhat : for a short flight it doesn't matter, but if its a longer one always left. once i'm done looking out the window or were over water, i sleep much bette
35 Teo747 : I try to pick the side which I think will have the best views en route and/or at the airports. If I'm not sure which side is better for views, I tend
36 Ipilot777 : There are times when I fly North to South couple of hours before sunset, thats the worst time to sit on the right side. I always want to keep my windo
37 RichM : I prefer to sit on the left (by the window if possible) It's strange, because whenever I travel in someone else's car, I prefer to sit on the left too
38 Joka : I usually fly along the coast so I will choose the side with something to see besides sea
39 N5014K : Agreed - in my case an aisle seat on the shady side. I heard that the term POSH has its origins from the old steamship days. Passengers paid a premiu
40 WILCO737 : I like sitting on the side where the sun is! Either you have a beautiful sunrise or a lovely sunset! I enjoy looking out of the window if the sun is
41 OHLHD : It always depends on my mood. But since I am travelling most of the time on staff tickets I hardly have a chance to choose. If I can choose I try to f
42 Srbmod : It depends where I'm flying to. If I'm headed out to Las Vegas, I've tended to sit on the starboard side outbound, as the track the flights I've taken
43 JGPH1A : Always on the side of the aircraft that will be facing away from the sun, based on when the flight leaves and arrives. So LHS transatlantic west-bound
44 NWADC9 : Side where the stuff I want to see will be. When coming home to PIT from the west, if I sit on the left, I see my church and downtown. Sit on the righ
45 UAL757 : The AB or AC side rather than CD or DF side. Just preferred.
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