Q: I know that middle seat is the worst, but which is the best – window or aisle?
This is one of those questions that everyone answers differently. It’s all about personal preference.
I prefer an aisle. It’s hard for me to sit still for any length of time, and an aisle seat allows me to easily get up without disturbing anyone. Some people choose a window seat specifically to avoid people like me who have the need to get up frequently.
If you are seated by the window, you will not be disturbed by anyone getting up during the flight. This means that you can sleep without interruption, or work without the constant demand to pick up your laptop to let someone out into the aisle. Of course, if you get up, you will need to disturb those next to you to do so.
Another reason you may want to choose a window seat is if you’d like to sleep. It’s much easier to lean against the side of the plane to catch a few minutes of shut-eye than it is to sleep upright, or run the risk of leaning against the person seated next to you.
If you are traveling with a child in a car seat, the car seat is going to need to be in a window seat. Plan accordingly.