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Window Or Aisle  
User currently offlineLGWspeedbird From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3329 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?


Longhaul - Aisle
Shorthaul - Window


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User currently offlineKgfive From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3328 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  Wink


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User currently offlineSlashd0t From Canada, joined Dec 2002, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Window ALL THE TIME!!!

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3316 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.


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7781 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 days ago) and read 3304 times:

If I don't get my window seat, then you'll get to see how grumpy I can get!  grumpy  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.

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User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

Usually it's been window for me, but now-a-days I'm starting to lean towards aisle, especialy on long-hauls.

User currently offlineCrox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 308 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3300 times:
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Quoting Slashd0t (Reply 2):
Window ALL THE TIME!!!


Way to go!, gotta be a window seat every time, helps to spot aircraft tucked away, that you cant see from public areas.

Also love watching the ground fall away beneath you on take off, and; vice versa on landing, would hate to miss that!.


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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7900 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

A window seat over all else. A window is important to my sanity on a plane.

User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3282 times:

Made sure I had a window seat on my recent LHR-SYD-LHR trip. Always do. Being 6'3", I usually try and succeed, in getting extra legroom too

User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

Hi all.

Like everyone there are a number of factors that I have to consider.

Window- Only if I am flying with someone.
Only on Short Haul.

Aisle- Long Haul if I am on my own.

Rob  wave 

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User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3248 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!

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User currently offlineBA0284 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3246 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!!!!!!

BA0284  Smile

User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

Easy answer!


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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3786 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

Both  Wink

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On shorthaul I usually go for a window.

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User currently offlineI530j From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

so I can take pics!


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User currently offlineZoom1018 From Taiwan, joined May 2005, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

I would choose Window any times.

User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

95% of the time window so I can sleep and spot. Every now and then an Aisle just to mix things up.

User currently offlineMkeflyer717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 431 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

I don't think I've ever sat in an aisle seat for a whole flight. It would drive me insane! I just booked my 1st long haul trip and made sure I got a window seat  Smile

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User currently offlineSky0000547 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 hours ago) and read 3162 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.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

Shorthaul: Window
Longhaul Economy: Aisle
Longhaul Business: Window

No middle seat, I hate them!


User currently offlineBoeingATL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3139 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?"

User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3132 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.

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