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Going Long Haul In The Center Row  
User currently offlineORBITJFK From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Hey,

Does it make a notable difference when traveling in the center section of seats on a widebody? I've always wanted to but I don't want to give up the windows. Is it annoying or uncomfortable?

Thanks in advance,

ORBITJFK

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User currently offlineBhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 924 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

It SUCKS....no bulkhead to lean your pillow and head against...people snoring in your ear, and no window to look out of..JUST SAY NO!!!

Cheers,

Bob



Carpe Pices
User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2982 times:

It's the same - just a alck of the window...

I was on a center row on a BA plane between ORD and LHR. Was OK, nice FA (gave me the right to help myself while they were sleeping...ha about 20 coffee, 20 coke, 10 beer...I certainly knew how to help myself...)

It was sort of noisy, but after all not too bad, seat pitch is not worse than on window...

Helps You not to get distracted when work is to be done...
But! Choose an aisle seat! Being in 4-pax-row in the middle...uuuhhh...I had right aisle, my dad left center, mom right center...aisle is OK, it's really just the lack of the window...



Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2878 times:

I've flown transatlantic in the middle row on Finnair's MD-11. The only advantage is that you can get a drink from a F/A in either aisle. There are no windows, but they're useless at FL330 over the atlantic with all those clouds....


A mile of runway takes you to the world. A mile of highway takes you a mile.
User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2843 times:

Did HNL-DFW on an AA DC-10 in the middle. It SUCKED. Don't do it. Why on earth would you even think about it?

UAL747


User currently offlineObithomas From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

I once flew BA coach class in an aisle seat center row, ORD-LHR and then later on the same round trip, MAA-LHR. The latter was an 11 hour flight or something. Both flights were OK. Not great, not terrible.

The one weird thing for me, since I usually try to get a window seat, was not being able to tell where we were once the plane was on the ground. I used to wonder at all those people who leap to their feet and start burrowing into the overhead bins when the plane stops for the first time after touchdown - at a cross-runway. I wonder no more. Those 747s are so huge that when you sit in the middle row, you really have no view out the windows. You have no clue where you are - cross-runway? Gate? All you know is the plane stops.

Also, since you can't see out the window, touchdown is a bit of a surprise. I'm so used to looking out the window and anticipating touchdown; this time, I knew we were landing, but I was startled by the shudder of touchdown.


User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

I did it ATL-LAX on a MD-11. I'm ok...NOW! Just say no to the middle seat!


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

Go to:www.nomiddleseats.com or your favorite carrier. Logging on is the fist step to recovery !


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineObithomas From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

I believe the original poster meant the middle set of seats in a widebody, not necessarily the middle seat between window and aisle. Am I right?

There are two perfectly good aisle seats in the middle row of seats. Nothing wrong with them except you can't see out the window.


User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Obithomas-
Please let me clarify: Middle Seat, Middle Row, DL MD-11, ATL-LAX . Not a RTW leg, but long enough to not want to repeat it unless I absolutely have to. I was just attempting to poke some humor in my thread reponse.
Cheers !



Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Center row OK, but only aisle seat, or I would feel like the ham stuck between bread in a sandwich.  Nuts

Regards. Kilavoud.


User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

I did AMS-BOS in the middle seat of the center row. Under normal circumstances, it may not have been so bad, but the fact that I hadn't slept in 2 days really made it horrible. Sitting in the back row of a 757 on the flight to DTW never felt so good.

NS



United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?
User currently offlinePanam64 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 82 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

I much rather have a window seat. I few to Germany on Lufthansa and had a middle row seat, and flew Japan to chicago and had a window seat. I found the window seat to be more comfortable for me. I will never fly in the middle row if I can help it.

User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2045 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

I was once sentenced to the middle seat of the middle section on an AA DC-10 from BOS-DFW. Pure torture for the aviation enthusiast with massive doses of claustrophobia.


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