Posted on Nov 11, 2013 by
Until recently, I`d never preselected seats on a flight. I guess I`ve always just been too happy to be travelling anywhere, and didn`t care that much where I sat. However,
I`ve just paid $40 to preselect two seats for Les and myself on our next overseas flight - only one way, though, and not return. I`ve selected two side-by-side seats, one is an aisle and the other a window, with no third seat. This arrangement has been one that I seem to like. It seems to me that it`s more important to have a good seat on the way to your destination than on returning. If I do arrive in rough shape, I know that I have my own comfy bed to easily catch up on my sleep. At least, that`s how I see it. Aside from usually wanting to sit next to Les with no one else beside us, I`m not even sure what makes a "good" seat for most people. We`re not big people, so don`t really care about sitting next to the bulkheads. It`s nice to be close to the toilets, I suppose, but you might end up with crowds of passengers lining up near you. Even though I prefer to sit next to Les, I`ve had the occasional perfect seatmate beside me. Chatting with an interesting passenger can certainly make the time pass quickly, but then again, it`s pretty unpleasant to sit beside the wrong person. I`m wondering how important the right seat is for . What`s important to you when you preselect a seat, if in fact, you do that? Are there things that I`m not aware of in seat selection? I also wonder how some passengers manage to nab several empty seats to lie down on. Is there some place in the aircraft where this might be more likely to happen? I`m looking forward to hearing from who have much more experience than I do, in the hope that this new knowledge will make future flights more enjoyable.