JC5280 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 530 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3875 times:
Well, the closest seats to door 2L are in business class...22A and B. There is nothing between you and the door on those seats. It doesnt get any quicker. Assuming you are in Y class, I would stay on the left side of the aircraft (seats A-E) on the aisle.
At DIA, the only UA gates that can handle a 744 are B32, B36 and B38. All of those gates should use both bridges, but depending on staffing levels at the time, only one door may be opened at a time. If its one door, it will be 2L.
If you are in F class, 5A would be the best seat to exit quickly. Behind door 1L, but also behind lavatories, is row 6 which is in business and also a fast exit.
Amirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3715 times:
Right side of the plane is almost NEVER used to pax use.
The right side is uaually for catering, and for loading cargo/luggages.
The only instance you might find pax boarding or deboarding from Right, is if one of those buses that are able to connect to the plane (something like the catering trucks - in EL AL they are called ELALIT) brings/takes pax.
Back to the original question, it also depends if you are flying F/B/Y. I guess if you are flying Y, try to get a seat as suggested on the right side (A-E, even F would do) and one of the first seats configurated in economy (Economy starts in row 32.
If in Business, don't worry you will probably be deplaned before the Y pax anyway.
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