Where are the Best Seats?

Where are the Best Seats for...

1. Sleeping: Other than Business or First Class, your best bet for sleeping will be in a window seat where you can jam a pillow between your seat and the plane's bulkhead. Downside: hard to get out for bathroom breaks or emergencies.
 
2. Tall People: Without a doubt the best seats for you will be the REAR Window Exit seats. Don't get the forward of the two window exit rows because those seats don't recline. Downside: To get these you usually need to call the airline and book through them or see if they are available immediately before or after you purchase your ticket online.
 
3. Most Arm Room: Aisle seats win this contest hands down. Downside: Remember that on a long flight you will be getting up to let out those stuck on the inside.
 
4. Plugging in Your Laptop/DVD/Game Console: SeatGuru.com has mapped out the electrical outlets on the different types of planes used by the major airlines. To get these you need to call the airline and book through them or see if they are available immediately before or after you purchase your ticket online. Downside: Be aware that the airlines reserve the right to change out plane types so what you may have thought you were flying may not be what you actually step onto. Carry Extra Batteries!
 
5. Two Carry-On Bags: Aisle Seats that are not in a Bulkhead Row (usually Row 10) or a Window Exit Row. By using the Aisle Seat you can put your foot into the aisle for more leg room (except when someone is coming down the aisle of course). Window exit rows are usually forbidden to have anything under those seats that may block the exit and even if you are allowed to have a bag there it will be further away from you than a regular seat. Downside: Two bags means you are delayed in getting off the plane which can cost you a tight connection. Plus you have to truck all of that stuff around the airport. Today's airlines use baggage handling systems that are very sophisticated and rarely lose luggage for more than 24 hours if at all. You don't need two bags. You need to learn how to pack properly! (If you do need two bags, keep them SMALL.)
 
6. Avoiding Airsickness: Best bet here is over the wings or further back. Downside: There are few seats over the wings and the further back you go the louder the engine noise is.
 


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