762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
I usually prefer sitting on the left because when flying the landing patterns most airports have left hand turns so you can see more of what your doing. When I know a particular airport has a right turn pattern I choose to sit on the right side. But, usually the patterns are to the left.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
I usually prefer the left side because when taking off from my home airport, all of the terminals are on the left side of the aircraft. This is true for most of the airports I have been to as well (I don't know why).
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3329 times:
I have only flown gliders so I can't have a preference for which side to fly from However I always feel much more comfortable doing a right turn than a left turn, espescially while thermalling. I guess it has something to do with being right-handed?
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3314 times:
I also am left handed, and also have a tradition of sitting on the left side, in a window seat. Very rarely have I sat on the right hand side of the aircraft. I also have a tradition of drinking coke on flights rather than other choices. I don't know, it's just what I got used to and find it relaxes me to be in familiar surroundings and drinking something familiar as well.
On my upcoming trip DFW-IAD, which seats did I choose? 737-522 is 13A. A320 on the way back is 17A. You should have seen the look on mother's face when I told her row 13. She hates flying, and that was kind of a slap in the face. Oh well, she's not the one flying, and it's close to the exit. It was also the only window seat left.