UsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4594 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.
Bill1036 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4539 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!!!
777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4530 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.
DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4524 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!
YYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4475 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.
Jkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4474 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! In fact I slept better than I ever did on a flight so I was happy really.
Wingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 862 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4407 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.
WildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2988 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4365 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...