|Quoting SK736 (Reply 2):|
Yes, towards the rear brings an unobstructed view, but visibility is only really an issue on the ground. If the aircraft is configured 3-3 then you have to be careful not to sit too far back as the fuselage tapers and the seats feel even narrower than they do in the middle of the cabin! If it's 2-3 then you're laughing.
The best seats on any Avro for an unobstructed view are first 4 or 5 rows. From the middle of the cabin there is no view except the engine cowlings.
Also, even on Avros with 2-3 seating it's best to avoid the last one or two rows (especially the very last row). On LX
Avros, which are otherwise very comfortable with 2-3 seating through the cabin, the last 2 rows of seats with their old seats were very cramped and the last row had zero recline as there was no space between the seat back and the wall. This may have been improved with the new lightweight Recaro seats now being installed on the LX
Avros. I have travelled on a few with the new seats but I always try to sit as far forward as possible. Also makes boarding/deplaning quicker.
I do my best to avoid Avros with 6-abreast seating as they are extremely uncomfortable. In contrast, those with 5-abreast like LX
's are among the best of all narrowbodies.