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Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 9:34 am

Now I know you are all going to say the pilots seat but from a passengers point of view, what is your favorite seat on an airliner?
If I were a passenger, I would have to be right at the trailing edge of the wing. This way I could watch the ailerons, flaps, spoilers and speedbrakes operating.
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 9:38 am

We think just about the same. I would prefer to been about two rows behind the wing in a 727. This is especially true if you have somebody who is either afraid of flying or has never flown befor in the window seat in front of you. Everytime they just about a foot a half when the mains hit and the spoilers come up and you can see the ground through them. It just looks like the whole wing is about to come apart, scares them for a second it's great.


Ok I know I am being cruel
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 9:48 am

Absolutely....2-3 rows behind the trailing edge of the wing...you can get some great shots from this point also, but if that was unavailable, I like to be about 2-3 rows in front of the engine, thats always fun to see also. Especially for the hesitant flyer, when that engine shakes..looks like the thing is going to fall off!!
Does anyone know what row the seat about 2 rows behind the trailing edge of the wing is on a 737. Any 737 200-300-or 400 will do!
If you know that location on any other airliner..its just as useful!
CapK
 
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Depends on the airliner

Tue Jan 19, 1999 10:05 am

It is hard to say since all airlines had different seating arrangements on their aircraft. Where I used to work we had a paper book that listed all flights between city pairs. This was the offical one for the airlines. I don't remember if it was IATA or some other airline orgization. that put it out but the front dozen pages showed pictures of the interior arraingements of their aircraft. Mayby you can swipe an old on from either a travel agent or ticket counter.
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1st class bathroom

Tue Jan 19, 1999 10:13 am

I would have to go with the first class Bathroom. It is the nicest room on the plane. And when you use the FA light dam they come running to you. It is also the coolest (temp) room in the plane.
Iain
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 10:22 am

My favorite seat is the Emergency row in a EMB-120. It has plenty of leg room for me (being a VERY tall person :)

See ya,
Camille
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 11:01 am

First Class window or exit row window in coach.

TAD
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 12:35 pm

I like front or very rear seat. Why? Because I hate waiting for food and drinks. Few months ago I was coming back to DC from EWR, I had big hangover. FA came to me and took my order. I asked her for Coke as usually. After 25 minutes she came with HOT coffee!!!!!
She left it on my table. After 2 minutes she came back again because we were about to land in DC.

Always Front or Back

Rafal
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 12:39 pm

I enjoy the window seats, right on the edge of the wing, or right on it, it's fun to look out on the wing and then look behind you. If that's not available, my other favorite is the bulkhead in coach. Nice legroom, TV screens closeup, and then you are first in line to get food. Ah, very nice. But sometimes hard to get when you don't have an infant with you (my baby brother was 1 when we left to Finland, 2 when we came back) so we got the bulkhead on the way over, but one row behind the bulkhead (middle bulkhead i should say in both instances) on the way back to SFO.

Kai
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 12:58 pm

I mentioned this before, but the best seat in the skies is seat 1B on a Jetstream 31 prop. It's JUST like sitting in a jump seat. You can see everything that the pilots of the little plane do, and you can read all the instruments as well.

Otherwise, the exit rows give you a first class pitch in a coach class seat.
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 1:27 pm

G'day.
My favorite seat on any airliner is seat 1A.
See yah..
Will...
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 1:38 pm

On most airliners, I prefer a window seat several rows behind the wing. That way, you can get a good view and also watch the wing work. On a 727-200, I like the row up against the rear galley. On the MD-80 and DC-9 I like to sit ahead of the wing because the wing is so far back and the engines are extremely noisy back there.

Bob Bradley
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 4:44 pm

Way to go Will
I'm with you 1A all the time :-)
It was especially good on 727
Maurice
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 5:53 pm

Dc3 rear seat
F27 rear seat
DC9, B727, B737,A320, Bussiness class any day
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Tue Jan 19, 1999 11:50 pm

in my opinion, the best seat is always the first row whether that be first class or business class. unless you are priveledged with the jump seat, which passengers on u.s. airlines never are, there is something special about being up front and enjoying the special service of a select few airlines that truly know how to pamper their elite passengers.
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Wed Jan 20, 1999 2:40 am

For the planes that have wing mounted engines (747, 757, 767, Airbus, etc), I'd like to have window seats before the wing leading edge to so I have a good view of the engine when the thrust reverser is engaged; and can watch the wing throughout the flight.

The exception is early versions of 737 where the thrust reverser is at the tail end. Then I want to sit at the wing trailing edge.

For DC-9/MD-80, 727 or Fokker-100, my choice is a emergency exit row window seat. It offers bigger leg room and good view of the wing.
 
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RE: Your favorite seat

Wed Jan 20, 1999 8:04 am

My favorite seat would have to be right infront of the engine so u can see it spinning and know what its doing at all times.