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Travel Expert Says You Should Always Pick The 'Worst' Seat On Plane

Rebecca Shepherd

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Travel Expert Says You Should Always Pick The 'Worst' Seat On Plane

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Do you ever get on a flight and immediately regret your choice of seat? Whether it's because your view is obstructed by the plane's wing, there's a kid behind you kicking the back of your seat or you're in the middle of two strangers.

Well, fear no more because a frequent flyer has shared all the nuggets of information he's had saved up his sleeve to ensure the next time you get on a plane you'll be in optimum comfort.

Stock image. Credit: PA
Stock image. Credit: PA

Travel writer John Burfitt has revealed that the secret is actually opting for what some people might consider as being the 'worst' seat on the aircraft.

You guessed it - the ones near the loos. John says one of the window seats at the very back of the plane will the best for irritable travellers who want a stress-free-flight.

There might be some funky smells, you may even feel a bit conscious of a little queue forming very close to you but you'll have no feet to the spine.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Writing for escape.com.au, John recalled a flight where 'every few minutes' a woman behind him would stretch her legs and wriggle about. In doing that, her knees or feet would 'smack bang' in the middle of his seat causing him to jolt for the entire flight.

After asking the fellow traveller to stop, John ended up buzzing the flight attendant who told him they couldn't do anything about someone trying to make themselves comfortable and, with no spare seats, he was stuck.

John wrote: "As I later walked down aisle to the bathrooms, I spotted the solution in the look of contentment from the people in the back row of the cabin. For the first time, I noticed those seats had a wall behind them, and no one was getting kicked there. No wonder those people looked relaxed.

"In that instant, I decided the back row would be the only place I would sit on a long flight from now on. Sure enough, on my next flight to Europe, I booked into the back row of the cabin and, even better, my seat was the one next to the window. As I nestled into that corner, I discovered what true airline love is about. I had just found the best seat on the plane."

Explaining his (slightly OTT) love for that particular seat in a little more detail, John went on: "Here's what it has going for it. It's impossible for anyone to kick the back of your seat.

"You are tucked away, so you will also never get king hit by a flight attendant wielding a trolley, be bumped by passing passengers or have them grab your seat as they pass. And when you want to sleep, lean into the corner against the wall and doze off."

Fair play, that's a man who knows what he likes.

Topics: Interesting, travel, Community

Rebecca Shepherd
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