Where should you sit on an airplane?

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Taking a flight anytime soon? Well my friend's husband is a pilot and we asked him some questions about the plane, where to sit, and why! Here is what we found out:

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What are the best seats on a plane?

  • Best seat for a smooth ride: A seat over the wing
  • Best seat for sleepers: A window seat near the front
  • Best seat for maximum legroom: An aisle seat in the second exit row
  • Best seat for a quick plane exit: Any seat close to the front of the plane (on the left side for dual aisle aircraft)
  • Best seat for the safety conscious: A seat toward the back of the plane
  • Best seat for traveling with kids: A bulkhead seat with the kids by the window
  • Best seat for A/C power: Any middle seat
  • Best seat for larger passengers: Any aisle seat

Exit rows, aisle or window seats, and anywhere close to the front are typically considered the best seats on a plane. On a short business trip, you might want an aisle seat near the front of the plane so you can debark as quickly as possible on arrival.

What do you prefer? Jeremy loves the window seat however I prefer the aisle seat. This makes things tricky because one of us doesn't get what we want because someone needs to be in the middle of the 3 seater seats.

We would also like to know when given the chance, would you pay for your seat or choose the free seat and end up getting sat anywhere? We typically choose the free seat option as we are very frugal and don't want to spend extra money. How about you?

Have a great day and safe travels!

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