I once flew BA
coach class in an aisle seat center row, ORD
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.