Out of place seating

In our journeys, we love to look out of the plane window and awe in the sight of take off/landing or simply the landscape and cloudscape outside. So when this article at the Huffington suggested that the seats on the plan are designed not always to align with the windows, we had to check it out.

If you read the article, it quoted “frequent flyers” suggesting the left side of the plane offering more ‘head room’ to lean against. The idea is about getting some sleep that way… That seems to suggest the seats are not aligned next to the windows.

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Best one we can find on the web…

Now you’d need to discern between airlines and aircraft models. Even within the Boeing or Airbus families there will be differences. Moreover, airlines dictate how the configurations of seat rows will be. And where to place the toilets and attendants’ working area.

If there is one more thing to note, it will be that at the tailend the seats may be angled due to the curvature of the plane chassis. Again this is dependent on the aircraft model and configuration. You might have airlines choosing to place all the toilets at the back end. That could render all seat rows to be equal.

For us, the reason for having the window seat is to be able to look out of it. And to capture ocassionally a beautiful vista that only a bird’s eye view can afford. Don’t you just love looking at the cloud formations when flying in the daytime? How about the sunrise/sunset with changing hues? While we have not mastered how to take better pictures of cities from the window, looking at the lights emanating from them makes us wonder about what folks are doing at home on the ground.

Have you notice that your airplane seat is not aligned with the window?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

25 thoughts on “Out of place seating”

  1. Interesting! I never noticed. One thing I often notice, because I don’t have money for first or business class, is that my seat always seem to have the wing obstructing the view. Ha-ha!

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  2. Generally the seating plans on Seat Guru can be trusted – https://www.seatguru.com/ – so if you are selecting a seat before checkin or checking in online have a look there first. It covers major mis-alignment and other restrictions. When flying long distance, especially into and out of Australia, I go for night flights anyway but do like to sit in window seats as there is less disturbance.

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  3. The seats are spaced to maximize the number of passengers. They might have lined up with the windows when the plane was designed; but they’ve gradually gotten closer and closer together – and the windows haven’t moved. Anything to make more profit

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