Aisle, Center, Window... which seat do you prefer?
April 28, 2018 9:15am CST
When travelling by plane, where do you prefer to sit? In the aisle, at the center, or by the window? Until recently, I always selected a window seat. I used to like to be able to see things, you know? And you got the best views, in my opinion, when travelling to a big city and landing at night. Until recently, I loved the window seat. But then there was this bizarre and tragic accident recently. While in mid-air, a plane's engine blew out and a piece broke off and smashed a window. A passenger was almost sucked out of the plane. She did not survive. I was traumatized even listening to this story and wondering what that passenger, that lady's family must have been going through. And I feel terrible to confess this, but a tiny part of me was relieved to be on land. Now I must fly. There are Borough Day festivities in Trinidad and Tobago in a couple of weeks, and we're heading there to join in the fun. I'll be posting about that in a bit. Today, as we are getting ready to leave, I am not looking foward to the trip AT ALL. In fact, just the thought of flying is giving me the jitters. See, here's the thing: I bought my tickets months ago, before this accident occurred. And, of course, I booked a window seat for myself. Now... I don't think I want a window seat anymore. This evening's our flight. By this time, I am usually super excited about the prospect of travel. Instead, I am breaking into a sweat. Laugh at me if you will, call me a coward, quote all the statistics available about the likelihood of such an accident repeating itself and it still wouldn't matter. I do not feel comfortable with the idea of that window seat. I'd just be spending my entire flight thinking about the engine. But there's nothing for it now, we have to travel, so I think I am going to have to ask my husband to switch seats. Which brings me to the question, myLotters... when traveling, which seat do you prefer- the aisle, the center or the window?
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Despite reading everything you have mentioned I still prefer window seat. With addition to all the advantages I would like to mention that, I find window seat totally undisturbed and I find good space to rest my back the way I like with head resting on the side board! I had similar situation few weeks back, as you are having right now, when we had about 150 mid -air engine failures within six months. I was to travel to my home city for a couple of days, but then I was assured that those problematic flights have been grounded by then and the journey would be safe for me. So I took the flight and I am safe....Don't worry everything will be fine for you , Have a great journey! All the best! Please let us know how enjoyed your trip once you are back! God bless! take care @AlisaTR!
• United States
Did you ever find a situation where you three were separated? Happened to me once with my kids. They were a few aisles ahead of me with their dad cuz we didn't book the flight together. I kept wanting to stand up midflight so that I could see what they were doing.
• United States
Egads! That would be one heck of a horrible experience for sure. That being said it is also an extremely rare circumstance. I'd still prefer a window seat. There are plenty of other dangers on a plane...so...you really aren't avoiding much no matter where you choose to sit.