LGWspeedbird From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2795 times:
In our new and improved BA news they have a section where they ask a passenger all sorts of questions such as, which cabin are you travelling in, why did you choose BA and also whether they prefer a window or aisle. Now i know the photographers will probably say window but what do you prefer?
Kgfive From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2794 times:
Being 6ft 3in it's defiantly an aisle seat on longhaul and when possible a window seat on shorthaul especially if I mange to get the exit row. It's murder clambering over somebody trying to get to the toilet when you are at a window and it's 3 abreast seating especially when it's overnight flight and you have the "morn horn" oh and that's FA jargon not mine
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2782 times:
First of all: NO middle seat !
Shorthaul (< 1.5h): While "Window" is preferred by me, I really don´t care too much.
Medium haul: Aisle
Longhaul in Y (if it can´t be avoided): Aisle
Longhaul in C: Window, facing north (i.e. out of the sun). Pick my seat at time of booking using Seatguru.
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2770 times:
If I don't get my window seat, then you'll get to see how grumpy I can get! I love to look out the window, especially during taxi, take off and landing. If, for what ever reason, I get stuck with an aisle or middle seat then I'm like a little school boy in a toy store and not getting anything.
AirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2037 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2714 times:
Short haul, esp if the scenery is interesting - window seat
Long haul - aisle seat - the extra shoulder room and leg stretching room outweighs being able to look out of the window during takeoffs and landing.
Besides, I find the windows are too low, and it's really uncomfortable sometimes trying to look out of them!
Having said that, the best sleep I've ever had on a plane, was in the middle seat, on a night 757 flight, so maybe there's a moral there!
it's the bus to stansted (now renamed national express a4 to ruin my username)
BA0284 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2712 times:
If it's shorthaul I prefer a window seat because it beats the 'entertainment' they show!!
If its a daytime longhaul flight I suppose I would lean towards a window seat, once again for the view and better entertainment by looking out the window!
If its a nighttime longhaul flight I may choose to have an aisle seat because then (being 6ft 2) you don't have to do the splits or climb over a couple of people just to go to the toilet!! But on the other hand, I don't mind a window to sleep against, so basically I'm un-decided!!!!!!
Sky0000547 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2628 times:
For a flight that is 4 hours or less then I can survive with a window seat but anything more then definitely an aisle seat. But not just any aisle seat will do, on a 3x4x3 config I would like the aisle seat of the middle 4 but on a 2x4x2 config then then I would like the ones close to the window. I am abit picky so always try to pre-reserve my seat so I can get the ones I really want.
BoeingATL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2605 times:
I'm almost always wishing I is was in the "other" on most flights. All depends who is sitting next to you. Being 2m tall, climbing over someone is just as bad as having someone climb over you. Needless to say I research my seat selection very carefully. Recently I have enjoyed the center single seat (2-1-2) that CO uses in it's 767's. On long haul international flights window seats are almost useless especially overnighters. Yet. . . . you can't talk with anyone, "please pass the Grey Poupon?"
Matt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2598 times:
I prefer the window seat on shorthaul flights. On longhaul flights it depends. If I am on an Airbus with 2-4-2 config I prefer the window seat, and if I am on a 747 with 3-4-3 config I prefer to sit by the aisle.