Window Vs Aisle
I’m currently writing on my phone from the AISLE seat on a flight from Dallas to Seattle working with RACE Charities which I am super excited about… What I am not excited about is this aisle seat.
I’ve always chosen window seat but this time I re-booked my flight last minute and was unable to get a window after re-booking.
I’ve always kind of wondering about these seats… Am I missing out on something amazing? Maybe some hidden pleasure would be revealed if i just tried it out… Well now that I have been forced to experience the dark side , I have a few thoughts…
Window you get to take pictures whenever you want, aisle you don’t.
Window you have control of the shade meaning full control of light or lack thereof, also can check elevation whenever you want.
Window offers a a view with scenic entertainment instead of just the back of a chair (though it offers that too.)
Window usually gets served their drink / snack first… Not a big deal, but just sayin.
The Great Wall
Window you have a wall to sleep against, lean on and love.
It’s generally cooler against the exterior of the aircraft… I’d way rather be a little too cool in the tight quarters on an airplane… You can always put on another layer if needed. Nothin worse than being sweaty and hot and unable to cool down!
Aisle you constantly get bumped by flight attendants and people walking up and down the aisle. Sleep seems almost impossible sitting here.
Aisle seat every time drinks are served they must pass over your laptop to get to the window/middle… Thus every time
they are served, you put the risk frying your computer (literally) in the of hands of the flight attendants and your co-passengers.
Even if they are careful with sure hands, one bit of unexpected turbulence could result in disaster. Aisle you have to get up as often as the people sitting next to you want to.
Window seat is more secure… If you leave your iPad or iPhone in the seat while going to the bathroom, it’s way less likely to get picked up by a would-be thief walking the aisle.
Window seat is way more private. When you are working on your laptop in the aisle seat, it seems that it automatically draws eyes from those around/behind you and they watch you edit photos or write emails… Not a big deal but sometimes feels a touch invasive. Window is more secluded.
I realize the aisle seats allows you to get up whenever you want but I’m learning from this experience that people get up whenever, regardless of where they are sitting…
These are all thoughts off the top of my head and I’m sure there is more to consider… But the good news is… The In-flight WiFi I am writing and posting this from is equally available in both windows and aisle seats!
Who is out there that prefers aisle? Am I missing something?