Thursday, May 29, 2014

So, Your Favorite Plane Seat is?

There are a few coveted seats in the airplane besides those in first of business class.  A few reasons make these seats special, but primarily it is the extra added space that comes with them that makes them so sought after.  The bulkk heads, the aisle , the window seat.  We all have out little preferenceces and special place in the air that we try getting set aside for ourselves.  All this just to give a little attention this time around to a couple of rows on the plane: let's talk about the attraction of the Exit Row.  



This is my little safe heaven, my special place to drift away with the purring of the of the roaring engines right next door.   Before truly enjoying my exit seat, it can be a little intimidating when the flight attendants ask in a very serious manner if those in these special seats are willing and able to help p out in the event of an emergency. While of course I am happy to help (regardless of what my seat assignment is) the choice of the exit row is quite selfish: more room.  Maybe subconsciously, it could be a survival mode, a total” me out of here first” attitude  I know that is mean but the truth is I can't envision petite and weak little me, opening and handling that exit door on my own.  I could surprise myself and actually handle them with ease and grace (not that I want to find out). I have been fortunate to never have given it a shot 2 million miles later, but those doors not only look heavy but also hard to push up and open.

Personally, I really don’t need much space; nevertheless, it is true that the exit row gives more leg room.   Despite the extra space, if you like having your carry on around you, you will not permitted access to it during take  off or landing.


Truth be told I'd rather get up in the front of the cabin than be on an exit row where the seats don't really recline and for some reason it is the coldest seat in the plane.
Thinking about it a little more, I would be reluctant to opening the emergency exit door to a set of unknowns.

In any case, optimistic as I am, I am sure  I will never have to operate these doors.   I will continue using the exit row as my personal escape, my mind’s retreat on my way back home as a cuddle up in my wool socks and sweater and enjoy the cup of tea the flight offers me to endure the Siberia of the skies.  Once I am done admiring the planet from up above, all I need besides my imagination is a good read.

So tell me, besides first class or the pilot's seat, which is your favorite seat on the plane?



23 comments:

  1. As long as I have the aisle seat, I don't care where on the plane I sit!

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  2. we are taking our first flight in a few weeks I'll let you know which seat I would have liked better.

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  3. I'm not sure! I've only been on an airplane once, and I think I was in the aisle seat which I didn't mind at the time.

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  4. I like to be close to any window. I find it most comfortable when sleeping :)

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  5. We usually take the seats on the very back of the plane, because if the flight isn't full usually no one will sit beside us.

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  6. I love a window seat so I can fall asleep easier. I have flown 14 hours to England a few times and window seats do help

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  7. My favorite plane seat has always been the aisle seat. Although I like looking out the window, I get sick and would rather have easy access to the bathroom.

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  8. I don't like flying. My favorite seat though is the window so I can see everything when we are landing.

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  9. We might be flying soon to help my mother move. I have not been on a plane in so long that I am not sure I can handle the long flight. Thanks for the tips - the comfort of the engine running by the door might just be the way to go.

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  10. I don't like bulk head. Not enough room for me legs. I don't mind the exit seats. I prefer a window seat so I don't have to be bothered by people wanting out.

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  11. I like the window. My husband likes the aisle. That's a good combo. :)

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  12. We are BIG flying people! I would rather fly than drive any day! Window seat for me! :)

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  13. I generally prefer the aisle seat. If it's a red eye, I'll sometimes do window though.

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  14. I like a window seat anywhere in the middle to back of the plane. I like to be able to glance out the window when I'm not being a chicken and if by some miracle I'm able to rest, it's easier. I don't like the front simply because I don't like to feel rushed to get up and grab my stuff.

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  15. I have only been on a plane twice, sadly I was stuck with the middle seat and I truly hate it; I'd like a window seat to see outside! :D

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  16. I want a window seat so that I can go to sleep. However I was flying to vegas once on a red eye and the girl sitting next to me went to sleep and leaned on me and drooled on me it was nasty I haven't flown anywhere since then. I have literally everywhere after that I was disgusted.

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  17. For me, for my own advantage and easy access whenever I have to use the lavatory, I chose aisle as my favorite.

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  18. For me it is always the window seat. I know it is not the most comfortable but I love looking out the window.

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  19. Oh I like being by the window so I can look out!

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  20. I have short legs so I'm pretty happy wherever I am as long as it's a window seat... I always want to see outside! My boyfriend loves getting seated in the exit row because he's always squashed up in the plane seats.

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  21. I'm short too but love the exit row....or even better is the bulkhead. I don't sit still well so having that extra legroom is helpful.

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  22. I like the window seat! Looking out at the clouds makes me feel so nervous, yet adventurous!

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  23. I like the window because it is furthest away from the aisle. I don't like people brushing past me when finding their seats.

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