B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2878 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3912 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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EMAlad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3907 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.
Bok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3869 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.
Ualcsr From United States of America, joined May 2006, 485 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3851 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.
AirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3827 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).
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11617 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3797 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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EWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3716 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.
: O.k. - love hearing about others thought process/preferences concerning this. . . For work -- Y - aisle seat -- usually right side. Exit row or as for
: 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
: I like sitting at the right hand side in the aft section of the plane.
: Even though I never choose the side, I usually end up on right side. Pathetic
: I take either the left or right, so long at it's a window seat (A, D, or whichever).
: Dont mind aslong as its beside the window.
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: I usually fly along the coast so I will choose the side with something to see besides sea
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: The AB or AC side rather than CD or DF side. Just preferred.