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User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3674 times:

well guys I needs some opinions and I'm wondering what to do when you don't get a window seat?

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User currently offlineDelta732FF From United States of America, joined May 2005, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3665 times:

Take advantage of the leg room of the aisle. Thats at least what I do when I get stuck on a last moment flight. Its not too bad.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

Sleep? That's what I do these days on flights. Sleep when you can since you never know when you'll get another chance.


"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 2):
Sleep when you can since you never know when you'll get another chance.

Old Army adage: "never stand when you can sit, sit whe you can lie down., or stay awake whe you can sleep." Makes sense to me..
TPAnx



I read the news today..oh boy
User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
well guys I needs some opinions and I'm wondering what to do when you don't get a window seat?

Well sonny, you've got a couple of options:

1) Sit where you are assigned and try not to let the other passengers see you crying.

2) Offer the person in the window seat $100 bucks to switch with you.


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
I'm wondering what to do when you don't get a window seat?

Take your knapsack and walk.

Sometimes it seems that some Americans have lost something of their great country's pioneer spirit. Wink

Peter



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

Quoting Outlier (Reply 4):
2) Offer the person in the window seat $100 bucks to switch with you.

haha...that sounds like something id do! lol. But not really, $100 is a bit much. But i would do my best to try to switch with someone. I NEVER fly without having a window seat, its a must have for me.


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
well guys I needs some opinions and I'm wondering what to do when you don't get a window seat?

well there is nothing much you can do on a full flight. On a longhaul flight best thing i reckon would be to catch up on some sleep.


User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3589 times:

Quoting UsAirways16bwi (Reply 6):
But not really, $100 is a bit much

Might be a fun experiment to see what the $ threshold is to get somebody to change seats. Probably get a guy to PAY to give up his middle seat.
Could earn some walking around money.


User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

Listen to music, read a book, doesn't make any difference whether you have a window seat or not, when you are up there there's not much to see anyway!!

Only time I like a window seat is on landing, I like to look at the view's !!


User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 9):
when you are up there there's not much to see anyway!!

Well it depends on what you like to see. On a nice day a good window seat is tough to beat!


User currently offlineBill1036 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 9):
doesn't make any difference whether you have a window seat or not, when you are up there there's not much to see anyway!!

Beg to differ on that one.Usually see some great views(weather permitting of course)!Seriously tho',if you cannot get the window seat,and you're stuck in the aisle,then the only decent thing left to do to ease the boredom is......hit the beer trolley!!!



it would be rude not to!
User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2492 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

If at all possible, you might try to get to the airport extra early to check in and grab an exit row window seat as you can't reserve them online or via the phone. You might also consider going standby on an earlier flight that has a window seat available.

777fan



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

When I read the title of the thread it made me think of my travel on an Alaska 737 this summer from LAX to Loreto, Baja California Sur. I selected row 9 F for both flights. The row of seats is positioned so the window is behind the row. LOL!

User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2011 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

Quoting AAden (Thread starter):
well guys I needs some opinions and I'm wondering what to do when you don't get a window seat?

Um are we talking one hour hop or 14 hour transpacific, as over vast areas of water (often at nighttime) who cares about a window seat anyway?



it's the bus to stansted (now renamed national express a4 to ruin my username)
User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2492 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 14):
Um are we talking one hour hop or 14 hour transpacific, as over vast areas of water (often at nighttime) who cares about a window seat anyway?

Good point. Frankly, if it was a transcon, I'd want the window that much more (depending on the layout) since you could lean up against it to sleep.


777fan



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User currently offlineSarah From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

I've been able to bribe family and group members. Haven't tried any strangers!

User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

I can't stand not having a window seat. I get stressed because I can't see very well outside and have nothing to lean against. I've only not had a window seat once. It was on WS from YYZ-YEG. We could have pre-booked our seats online but I wanted real boarding passes. Though the thought never occured to me to just get the seats online and say that our printer wasn't working. irked 


Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

Doesn't really bother me to be honest. It's nice to have a window to see what's going on down below and when we take off/land etc, but I've flown LAX-LHR routes without a window. I had my iPod, my Bose headphones, and plenty of sleep!  Smile In fact I slept better than I ever did on a flight so I was happy really.

Cheers,
Justin Big grin


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

I never sit by a window because I know what happens if it fails.

User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 19):
I never sit by a window because I know what happens if it fails.

I wouldn't mind the breeze, its all that unsecured crap flying past that would be really annoying.

Maybe there is a good reason to chain your laptop to the seat afterall.
With onboard internet you could be live blogging!


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

Quoting Outlier (Reply 20):
I wouldn't mind the breeze, its all that unsecured crap flying past that would be really annoying.

Maybe there is a good reason to chain your laptop to the seat afterall.
With onboard internet you could be live blogging!

LMFAO! Big grin Glad someone has a sense of humour around here!  Wink

Cheers,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineWingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

I sit where-ever they put me. If I have a window seat I look at the scenery, if I don't, well I'll walk to the galley area and look out the window there instead, the rest of the time I'll be sleeping or reading a book.


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User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2598 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

If I don't get a window seat (rarely happens), I try:
1. Get an upgrade
2. If above fails, try to talk myself to window seat at check-in or the gate

If both options fail, I pull out my laptop and instead of working I watch some good bloody movie (Pulp Fiction, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, Reservoir Dogs. And if I'm not driving upon arrival, I hit the cart too. Only I don't drink beer, rather scotch on rocks...


User currently offlineThrottleHold From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 655 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 18 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

Never ever take a window seat! I like the freedom of the aisle!!

25 AAden : denver-phx on f9 I will try the exit row idea
26 HKGKaiTak : I love my window seat too, but only on shorthaul flights when I've got a chance to see something ... aisles are great for longhaul flights. You can al
27 VHVXB : I would suck to get a window seat on flight like SYD-JNB or SYD-LAX. Nothing to see but water and lots of it
28 Tango29 : On short flights i like my window seat but on long flights i need my legroom and my freedom to move around, i once spent 12hrs in a middle seat on a
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