Window or aisle seat?
April 11th, 2013 by elisa

Window or aisle? Picture courtesy of British Airways

Window or aisle? Picture courtesy of British Airways

Which seats do you prefer when you get on a plane? Are you a window gazer or do you like to be closer to the refreshments trolley? 

British Airways has been doing its research on which seats passengers prefer on their aircraft and have found a few noticeable patterns.

The top findings show the right hand side of the plane is preferable to the left, but people automatically want to turn left when boarding an aircraft. The view during the flight must be of much fascination to travellers as window seats pip aisle seats in popularity with six per cent more bookings overall. However, when the front and back seats of the aircraft are compared, aisle seats are more popular at the front, and window seats at the back.

Sara Dunham, British Airways’ head of retail and direct channels, said of the window/aisle seat debate: “It would seem though that the window-lovers who are firm fans of their view slightly outnumber the aisle-hoppers who like to get out of their seats easily.”



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