Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10 Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1473 times:
What is the best seat to sit in on a 737?Also if you fly jump seat how is view if you want to look down? And if you JS can you see good out the windshield like if your an approach can you see the approach lights and see out the window?
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Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1306 times:
2A & 2F, or if in f/c, 2A & 2D. The front seats offer the best unobstructed view from the window, as well as the most convenient placement in terms of boarding ease. Seats in row 1 are sometimes sketchy because you may not get a window.
Bjones From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1290 times:
If seats faced backwards it would be because the airline chose to have them put in that way. The only 737 I have seen with rear facing seats is WN and from what I hear they are phasing those out.
As far as the best seat that is a matter of preference. If I am looking for the best view it would be a window as far ahead of the wing as possible (it's also quiter up front). If I want room it is the exit aisle. The exit window is no good because the seat cushion is thinner and quite uncomfortable.
As far as the jumpseat goes if you aren't jumpseat qualified by virtue of your job (and have an agreement with the airline you are flying on) chances of riding in it are about zero. But the view from the jumpseat isn't too bad. If you are tall you have to kind of duck down to see out the front very well because you sit up a little higher than the pilots and the windscreen doesn't come up real high. I enjoy the ride up there though. Much more comfortable and better view than in the MD-80.
Dripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1278 times:
I once jumpseated on a B737-200. The jumpseat provides a great view of the takeoff and approach, a perspective you'll never see from the cabin. Bring a camera, but be sure to ask the crew before taking a pic, especially with flash.
High_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1259 times:
The very back row by far i mean common on people you get to see absoloutley all the working of the flaps and spoilers and in the 732 the reverse thrusters in action and as a bonsu u get to hear the almight roar of usually the CFM56 engines better than up the front!!
very back row all the way for me
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Av8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
"What is the jump seat. Where is it located on a 737. How do I get access to this seat?"
The 737 jumpseat folds down in front of the cockpit door. Many airlines now put in down inflight even with mo jumpseat rider as part of the new cockpit security. Only pilots employed by that airline can ride in the jumpseat. Before 9-11, in the US any pilot employed by a Part 121 operator could ride in another airlines jumpseat, but now cockpit access is limited to only company employees. So, unless you are an airline pilot, you won't be getting any jumpseat access.
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1168 times:
Like has been said before, the j/s on the 737 is very nice indeed. I sad in the jumpseat on a few occasions with Royal Airlines in the 737-200, and it was great. Not the most comfortable, but hey, the view is unmatched. Good luck. Westjet is an easy going company, so you as an employee might get access. With Canada 3000, even as a flight attendant, we weren't allowed to sit in the jumpseat.
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Travatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1159 times:
As in any commercial aircraft, the best seats are always in the second row (or third or fourth or fifth, etc. if equipped) in First Class. Don't get me wrong, I won't balk at the first row, but typically, there is slightly less leg room, and usually only one window to peer out of instead of two.
Sure the jumpseat's nice. But are ya gonna get a cocktail? I have my priorities.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8906 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1152 times:
Jumpseat is the best seat on any plane - I clocked mine on a BA 747-200. However, if you are a pax, I found seats 14A/F on Delta Express to be the best for photography purposes (I have some great shots of the flaps going into MCO). However, First Class is always nice too...
Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1097 times:
Well guys Im back on the way out I flew in row 24 seat A and on the back I flew Jump Seat oh my godness the jumpseat was aswome as we flew from Owwawa to Hamilton we could really see toronto its was great I will post a trip report up as soon as i feel like it.
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Concorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1084 times:
Everyone thinks that I'm crazy, but Seat 18A, 18F, 20A, and 20F are my favorites. The windows are perfectly aligned with you so you dan't have to stain your head forward to see, and you are right behind the wing, my favorite place to sit, right aligned with the trailing edge of the wingtip. This is on WN's 737's, I realize that having a first class in the front will affect the alignment. On WN, try it somtime, and the great part is that everyone always crowds to the front, but those seats are usually free even when I get boarding passes up in the 90's!
: I've flown jump seat twice on Canadian...well I did. Both times were on 737-200's, oh what a seat!
: Fly_yhm, what approach did you fly into YHM? 30R or 12L, 06 or 24? Did you take any pics of the cockpit?
: any seat on any any plane is a good seat
: It probably varies from one type to another but on easyJet 737-300's and 700's I go for row 22 on the left side or row 23 on the right side.It all dep
: Dripstick We landed on 30R which was cool because it was at night and everything was on (lights) unfortunatly I didnt take any pictures because it was