The advantages and disadvantages of the seats on the plane
Rows without front seats
As a rule, passengers in the first rows have particularly ample legroom. In addition, there is no longer any need to fold back the front seat backs, which is often unpleasant. Advance reservations have shown that these seats are usually more expensive because of the greater legroom. The disadvantage with these rows - they are often located behind toilets or the galley. Unpleasant odors, more noise and high frequency at the center aisle are sometimes the consequences.
Seats near the emergency exit
These seats are normally particularly easy to access and offer extra legroom. For safety reasons, however, they may not be allocated to people with disabilities, small children or pregnant women. One advantage - in an emergency, you're already where you're supposed to be. For this reason (according to statistical research) the seats by the emergency exit are considered the safest on the plane. Nevertheless, there is no need to be afraid when flying, airplanes are among the safest means of transportation. One disadvantage of these seats, however, is that no hand luggage may be deposited in the foot area, so as not to obstruct the escape route. Another negative aspect is noise pollution that cannot be ignored, because the emergency exits do not allow for optimal insulation. Sometimes there can also be a bit of a draft at these seats. On the other hand, it is quieter here because no children are allowed to sit near the emergency exit.
Window seats with a view
A seat with a view is particularly popular with many passengers. The downside - if you need to go to the bathroom or stretch your legs on a long-haul flight, you'll either have to climb over your seatmates or wait for them to clear the way. Where the nicest window seat is on the plane doesn't depend so much on the type of plane: all types have the wings about halfway up. Therefore, when choosing a row of seats, pay attention to where the wings are located and book with the appropriate distance.
If you sit right next to the aisle, you have the possibility to stretch your legs there from time to time when there is nothing going on. In addition, you can stand up at any time without having to ask someone to make room. The disadvantage is, of course, that you have little peace and quiet because crew members or passengers are constantly passing by. Also, your seatmates within the row will need to use the restroom or go to carry-on luggage from time to time, this is a disadvantage of aisle seats.
Quiet seats in the front of the plane.
The seats in front of the wings of the aircraft are the quietest. The reason for this - the noise from the engines spreads to the rear.
The seats directly by the wings
Vibrations are least felt on these seats. So if you suffer from fear of flying, fear of turbulence, it is recommended to reserve a seat there in time. The disadvantage - the view is not undisturbed here because of the wings. However, for the technical enthusiasts, a place just behind the wing can be exciting. You can watch the flaps and the engines during the flight.
At the very back of the plane
Generally, these seats are the most restless. Not only because the noise from the engines can be heard much better in the back. Another reason is that the center of gravity of the aircraft is relatively far away here. Turbulence is therefore much more noticeable in this area. One advantage, on the other hand, is that larger aircraft not only have entrances or exits at the front, but often at the rear as well.
Seats with a wall at the back
The clear disadvantage - you can't adjust the backrest to the rear. The advantage - no one behind you can kick you in the back with their legs or accidentally pull your hair when you stand up.
In general, if you are early enough and sometimes want to spend money, you can secure the seats you want before you travel by making a seat reservation.
|Rows without front seats||A lot of legroom||Either behind toilets or the galley|
|Seats by the emergency exit||As a rule, more legroom||Not available for all, no hand luggage in the foot area|
|Window seat||View and no one wants to go through||Annoying when you have to go out yourself|
|Center seats||Mostly useful when traveling in pairs or groups||From our point of view the whole place is a disadvantage|
|Aisle seats||You do not have to ask anyone when getting up||You are asked to stand up more often|
|Seats with a wall behind||No one behind||Noise of the engines louder and possibly toilet right next to it|