Best spot on a plane: Window seat or aisle seat? | The Tylt
Best spot on a plane: Window seat or aisle seat?
For window seat people, it's all about traveling on their terms. The window seat gives passengers control over whether or not the window is closed. It lets people bunker down and get some work done, or catch some shut eye without having to get up for others. And on those longer flights, the window seat is ideal because it allows you to rest your head or pillow against the wall.
"The window seat is perfect," she says. "No one bothers you to move. You have complete control of the window shade, which should always be down. People in aisle seats are always being asked to move so that couples and families can sit together. I have never been asked to move in a window seat."
Aisle seat people value their freedom of movement over everything else. The worst thing about flying is the sense of being trapped. At least in the aisle, passengers are able to get up to stretch their legs, use the bathroom or anything else that you can do on a plane at their leisure. It's not much, but that extra room makes all the difference to some passengers.
"You can use the bathroom at your will, without having to step over or wake the stranger next to you," says Fritsky, a marketing professional from New York. "You can get up to stretch or walk around. You have more openness on your one side to position your body, instead of being cramped by two bodies or one body and a wall. You can be the first one out of your row when disembarking. And you can easily get out of your seat to get something from the overhead."