What's better—aisle seat or window seat? | The Tylt
What's better—aisle seat or window seat?
The window seat is the seat of dreams. As the Economist pointed out:
The window seat is for those who retain a sense of adventure about travel. It is for those who, no matter how many times they may have flown, hold on to a sense of wonderment as they hurtle down the runway and watch the ground disappear beneath them; for those who cherish that sense of excitement as they descend, nose against the pane, into the blinking lights of a never-before-visited city; whose hearts leap as they stare out across an ocean and spy a lonely atoll. That, after all, is why five-year-olds insist on sitting there.
Research shows that the more frequently people travel, the more they prefer the aisle seat. The aisle is for people who want to be able to stretch their legs easily, have quick access to their luggage and the bathroom, and be able to beat the line off the plane. Traveller.com argues the aisle seat is the way to go:
From an aisle seat I can stroll to the business class curtains and back, pluck the sleeve of a passing cabin attendant to ask for my glass to be refilled, and sneak to the toilets before the after-dinner queue has formed. There's no need to inconvenience the gentleman who's trapped by seatbelt, blanket, headphones, laptop and dinner tray, or clamber over the woman whose 12-hour sleeping pill has kicked in.
Perhaps the most outstanding argument for the window seat is the spectacular view.
I usually go for an aisle seat, but glad I took a window for SFO to LAS this morning. What a gorgeous country we live in: pic.twitter.com/cMqUQNXxZh