Nudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3043 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...
Levg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2939 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.
Obithomas From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2849 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.
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2694 times:
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.
Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
Ntspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2649 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.
United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?
Panam64 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 82 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2635 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.