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Where Do You Like To Sit In The Cabin?  
User currently offlinehamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 7
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5363 times:

When you travel as a passenger, lets say in economy class, what part of the aircraft would you like to sit in? front? back? or in the middle.... this excludes exit row seats ofcourse  


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User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1667 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5363 times:

I like to sit as far back as possible, I am one of those weird persons who actually like turbulence. In the back the turbulence is amplified the most. I love that  

Also, when sitting in the back I like window seat on all daytime flights, or an aisle seat on longhaul night flights.



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User currently offlinehamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5360 times:

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 1):
I am one of those weird persons who actually like turbulence

There is something magical about turbelance! i don't know how to explain it... it does sound wierd..



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5345 times:

If travelling alone and with luggage checked I often opt for the second or third last row, espcially if deplaning is via front door only. Give me a window seat there and I have the patience to let all those people trying to make a mad dash for the single exit do whatever they want.
Once the aisle is clear around my rows I start getting up, but then deplane without unnecessary delay.

I will have to wait for my checked luggage to be delivered anyhow.

Exceptions to above might be due to :
- short connections
- expected long queues at immigration

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Worst spot to sit it, IMO, is an aisle seat around row 4 to 5 of Economy Class with people pushing from further down the aisle and also some impatient people having chosen the window seat urgently trying to get off the plane.
-HT



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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2693 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5332 times:
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Quoting travelavnut (Reply 1):
I like to sit as far back as possible, I am one of those weird persons who actually like turbulence. In the back the turbulence is amplified the most. I love that

I'm just the opposite. I'm a wimp when it comes to turbulence, and I'm very prone to motion sickness. I sit as close to being over the wing as possible. Not many airlines have Y class in front of the wings, but I like to look at the engines as well.



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User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5327 times:

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 1):
I like to sit as far back as possible, I am one of those weird persons who actually like turbulence. In the back the turbulence is amplified the most. I love that  

   I, too, like to sit to the back, window seat (usually), and I try to look up the winds at destination and guess the arrival so I can have a good view of the other planes.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5309 times:

Depends on the aircraft:

For rear engined aircraft like the Yak-42, Tu-154, MD-80, B717, B727, F100 etc... I sit in the first row clear of the engine, so I can see both wing, engine and the view down below.

Any mid engined low wing jet aircraft I don't mind if I sit in front of the wing, or behind it, so long as I'm not right over it as I like seeing the ground below. With a high wing I prefer to sit at the very front, as on aircraft like the 146 your view is blurred by the thrust haze.

With props I prefer to sit in front of the blades. If it's a very small prop that isn't normally possible, so I sit at the back.


Dan  



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User currently offlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2188 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5305 times:

Down the back but not in the very last few rows. Get to board first & leave last when using an airbridge & I just go straight for the back stairs when flying with FR.

User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5297 times:

Very last row, aisle seat, right side. Although I will take the aisle in the last row, lefthand side if I'm pressed!


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User currently offlineash1111 From Australia, joined Dec 2008, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5295 times:

Wherever the business class section is  

Just joking. I like to sit over the wing so I can see the flaps and spoilers in action. Love exit rows because of the extra legroom as well.

However, I do love turbulence, so I might start sitting down the back. :P


User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1685 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5288 times:
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On planes with wing-mounted engines, I like to sit three or four rows from the back. On MD-80, DC-9, 717, and other planes with rear-mounted engines, I usually try to sit in front of the wing. With the wing so far back, there are not many rows behind it with a view. If I am traveling by myself, I try to get a window seat if the flight is three hours or less, and an aisle seat if it is over three hours, so that I can easily get up without disturbing anyone. On long wide-body flights, I try for a center aisle seat, as there is less chance that I'll have to keep getting up to let someone out.

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User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5286 times:

Wherever I can hear engine, slat, or flap sounds!

Speedbird741



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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5270 times:

OK, you did say economy. I was going to ask "what is economy?"  

Generally I love looking out of the window so I always request a window seat. On Airbuses with a 2-x-2, configuration that usually presents no problems. On aircraft with 3-x-3, it does as it makes it more difficult to get out to the toilet if need be.

OK, I will go back to may original question: what is economy? If flying in First, I still prefer a window seat but with some aircraft, private suites limit what you can see all round. On a conventional aircraft you can usually catch glimpses out of the window on the far side of the aircraft as it turns and changes approach. With private suites that is often not possible. Ah, the sacrifices one must make... 


User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4178 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5258 times:
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If I don't have status with the carrier to board early, I prefer the back section so I can board earlier than the other peons and find some overhead space.

If I do get to board early, anywhere except over the wings will do.

In either case, by the window. I don't look down much, but I do look around quite a bit on taxi and take-off/landing roll.

If on a company-paid ticket (or a status upgrade), there's no rule of thumb, I generally avoid the first and last row of any cabin so as to not have much foot traffic around me and not be right in front of a crying baby in a bassinet in the first row of coach, but it depends from aircraft to aircraft and airline to airline, really.



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1331 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5236 times:

Window seat, above or just behind the wing so I can have the best engine sounds.   


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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5223 times:

As I like to walk around from time too time, I will mostly ask for aisle seats on long haul. On short flights I always take window seats, and for a strange reason I mostly go for the right side.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 6):
Depends on the aircraft:

You forgot one thing. 2B (or was it 2D?) on the Q.

Soren   



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User currently offlinehercppmx From United States of America, joined May 2008, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5210 times:

On long haul or short haul always a window seat, just not over the wing. The only exception is on MD-80's there is just something special about a window seat as far forward as possible, the plane is actually very quite.


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5192 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 15):
You forgot one thing. 2B (or was it 2D?) on the Q.

Hehe, the old favorite 



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25989 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

Jets - aisle seat as close to the front as possible (quietest area).
Props - aisle seat as close to the back as possible (quietest area).
Widebodies - aisle seat in the center section (better chance of an empty seat next to you).

Quoting RJLover (Reply 8):
Very last row, aisle seat, right side. Although I will take the aisle in the last row, lefthand side if I'm pressed!

Depends on the carrier, but KLM 737s have about 3 inches more seat pitch in the first 7 to 10 rows (depending on model...first 7 rows on 733/734, first 8 rows on 73G, first 10 rows on 738/739). Those are the rows that can be used for business class (flexible cabin divider). But it's rare for business class demand to require that many rows (often only 2 or 3). So when flying Y class, it's best to choose a seat in one of the remaining rows with additional legroom. Makes the flight more more pleasant.


User currently offlinenuckleuz From Netherlands, joined Dec 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5189 times:

I allways try to get a seat somewhere in the back of the aircraft. The chance of having an entire row for yourself is bigger then!


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User currently offlinejgw787 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

At the front...cause I have airplane bathrooms and by the time we reach the gate I really need to go.

User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 982 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5152 times:

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 1):
I like to sit as far back as possible, I am one of those weird persons who actually like turbulence. In the back the turbulence is amplified the most. I love that

I always sit at the back of airplanes too. I also like turbulence, it's just too bad that my stomach has a very different opinion!   If I get sick, I get sick... I will still sit in the back!

Quoting RJLover (Reply 8):
Very last row, aisle seat, right side. Although I will take the aisle in the last row, lefthand side if I'm pressed!

Then we will be fighting for it!  

But I find WestJet always has the last row blocked off when I use the online seat selection. I have to ask an agent to change my seat to the last row, right aisle, and every time have to hear about why I really don't want to sit there. Then I get to hear the same thing all over again from the FA(s) at the rear of the plane when boarding. I am convinced they really want those seats!



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User currently offlineTigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

I generally like to sit near the front. A lot of times, though, I like to sit where I can see the engine. To take it to another level, when I fly F9, I try to go for 5A/F or 8A/F. On the other hand, it occurs to me that I should go for 9F once in a while as well...  


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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4928 times:

On WN flights I like to sit in about row 5 just in front of the engines; usually by the window.
Once a year I like to fly First Class and usually sit in row 4 or 5 on AA aircraft.


User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 972 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4904 times:

I used to sit whenever years ago and even liked the back of the plane, but after a very bumpy flight when my co-passenger screamed and grabbed my hand and was ready to bite me I tend to sit over the wings.
Window was always my preference, but lately I pick an aisle seat especially on longer flights. When flying with my family I always get stuck in the middle.


25 ACDC8 : I prefer sitting ahead of the wings simply becuse you can really hear the growl of the engines so much better than behind the wings. The only exceptio
26 Rotation : I prefer sitting as far forward as possible - I do love turbulence (though my fiancee does not), but being almost 2m tall, I need to stand up ASAP, st
27 keagkid101 : Window seat, on the left side of the aircraft (while walking in) and right infront of the wing, in the middle of it, or at the end of the wing.
28 mckvakk : Window seat on the left side as far up front (is that the right term?) as possible. Depending on the flight time i also take emergency exits into cons
29 Post contains images Initious : I'll normally choose a window seat at the left side of the aircraft be it in F/J/Y. I do not recall myself choosing a right side window seat until rec
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