Picking your seat on a plane

When booking a flight, you’ll often be asked to pick your seat. Every seat has its perks and downsides. Here’s a guide to picking the right seat for you on a plane.

Best seat on the plane? It all depends on your personal preferences and what you’re looking for.

  • For the least air disturbances: next to the wing aircrafts, this is where the plane is the most stable.
  • To get out first: at the front left, it’s always those sitting at the front who get out of the plane first and the walkway is always set on the left.
  • To lay your legs: you need to pick seat next to emergency but those seats are rarely offered for pre-booking.
  • If you are travelling with kids, you might want to seat behind a partition, there will be more space to move and seat on the floor.
  • For the best view, next to the window, but not next to the wings or behind them.
  • If you want to sleep, to choose a seat next to a window you’ll be able to rest your head or elbow on it and you will not be disturbed. Use ear plugs, a cushion and mask for your eyes.
  • If you are pregnant, seats next to the hallways will allow you to easily go to the bathrooms or stretch your legs without bothering other passengers.
  • If you are nervous on planes, sitting next to emergency exit can ease your agitation.

Seats to avoid:

Next to the bathrooms. The constant coming and going from passengers may quickly become annoying.

In the middle of an aisle, unless you’re travelling with friends or family.

Next to the food and drinks storage: the smell and the noise may be a source of disturbance.

Seats in front of a partition or the exit hallway, you won’t be able to incline your seat backwards.

This article was first published by Europ Assistance Belgium. Discover more insight here: http://blog.europ-assistance.be/