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How To Get The Best Seat On The Plane!  
User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5164 times:

It has just dawned on me that if you travel Ryanair with a child you get to board first, and because it's "Free Seating" yoy get to choose any seat you like as you're first on! Result! (With the exception of emergency exists). Did this last week BOH-DUB with my four year old (first time with Ryanair as normally go Flybe ex SOU) and it was ace!

This also applies to travelling with a disabled or old person!

So always travel with one of the above!

Sorry Flybe, you keep your "£9 per person per sector" to select seats!!



 Wink

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User currently offlineGBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5067 times:

If you took the best seats I wonder who was in the pilots seat: you or your 4 year old?

User currently offlineAnandt From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Quoting GBan (Reply 1):
If you took the best seats I wonder who was in the pilots seat: you or your 4 year old?

 rotfl 


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

how to get the best seat on a plane? Take flying lessons...


That'll teach you
User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5343 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4857 times:

No offense, but I don't want find a 4-year old everytime I want the best seat ... and the best seat isn't always next to a 4-year old!


Jimbo



I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
User currently offline777Purser From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 219 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Huh?

The "best seats" are on the emergency exit rows...because of the legroom..right? Neither children or disabled people can seat on the emergency exit rows...


User currently offlineJonathan-l From France, joined Mar 2002, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4763 times:

The only reason I want a child is to be able to get the best seat on Ryanair. Then I hope he becomes handicapped so I get the best seat and people's sympathy.

User currently offlineIADCRJ From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 332 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4752 times:

Does WN have similar pre-boarding policy to that or Ryan Air?

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

All the seats on FR are bad, some are just not as bad as others.

I don't know why anybody would want priority to pick a FR seat.


User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5014 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

Quoting Jonathan-l (Reply 6):
The only reason I want a child is to be able to get the best seat on Ryanair. Then I hope he becomes handicapped so I get the best seat and people's sympathy.

= !!!

-A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Thread starter):
How To Get The Best Seat On The Plane!

Become the pilot.


User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4516 times:

Quoting 777Purser (Reply 5):
The "best seats" are on the emergency exit rows...because of the legroom..right? Neither children or disabled people can seat on the emergency exit rows...

Add sprightly pensioners to the list of people not allowed in the exit row! Just yesterday my sister and I took our 73 year old mother to Venice for the day to celebrate her 73rd birthday. We flew easyJet from LGW.

Being 6'2", I always try and get an exit row for the extra legroom it affords, and I managed to bag the same exit row (row 10) on both flights yesterday. On the LGW-VCE flight the F/A's didn't have any problem at all with the three of us occupying that row, but on the return flight the F/A stationed at the exit rows absolutely refused to let my mother and sister join me in row 10 (and my sister's only 51!!!). Even with my mother protesting that I would do all the lifting of the 80lb exit door should the need arise, she still ordered them to sit elsewhere.

Personally I wasn't that bothered as I ended up with the whole row to myself, but my Mum was not a happy bunny, especially as she's probably fitter than I am anyway!! But don't get me started on how offended my 51 year old sister was!



Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4474 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 3):
how to get the best seat on a plane? Take flying lessons...

Taken them..........


User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4461 times:

Quoting GBan (Reply 1):
If you took the best seats I wonder who was in the pilots seat: you or your 4 year old?

Funny, and there was me thinking that everyone in Germany had no sense of humor...........!!


User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 4):
and the best seat isn't always next to a 4-year old!

It is if it's your four year old........  Wink


User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4448 times:

Quoting 777Purser (Reply 5):
The "best seats" are on the emergency exit rows...because of the legroom..right? Neither children or disabled people can seat on the emergency exit rows...

Matter of opinion, my point being if you go with a child or a cripple you don't have to pay to select a seat as you do with Flybe.............


User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4399 times:

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Reply 15):
Matter of opinion, my point being if you go with a child or a cripple you don't have to pay to select a seat as you do with Flybe.............

Or get your company to pay for Economy Plus seats like mine does (it's the only perk I do get when I use Flybe to visit our Channel Islands offices!).



Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
User currently offlineAMSSpotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Thread starter):
It has just dawned on me that if you travel Ryanair with a child you get to board first, and because it's "Free Seating" yoy get to choose any seat you like as you're first on!

So, there actually is a benefit (probably the only one) to have a kid in one's party...I'm amazed! I usually try to stay as far away from them as possible...  Wink


User currently offlineVEEREF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

-Insert lavatory joke here-  bouncy 

User currently offlineDagolden1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4341 times:

I don't mind when people pre-board (traveling with kids, disabled, etc.) but I personally think that if you pre-board then you should have to sit in the back of the plane if it's open seating. On WN you always get a gazillion people pre-boarding and they all sit up front, which doesn't bode well at the end of the flight when you have to wait on all the slow pokes to get off. Most of the time the pre-boards often defeat the purpose of the A group also, very annoying. I'm sure this probably happens on other open seating airlines also.

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