Window vs. Aisle

I’m on my way back to Maine today. (Yay!) So I don’t have a ton of time to post. Todays’ topic? An experiment I ran on the way out to Utah.

For the past few decades, I’ve been a long standing Aisle Man when it comes to an airplane. You have more legroom to stretch out now and then. It’s easier to get in and out of your seat. It just always felt like the better idea. This time on the way out to Utah, I decided to call an audible and sit in a window seat.

I loved it.

I could lean against the window and sleep. (No kidding. I actually slept!) I could look out whenever I felt like it.  When I had to get up to go to the bathroom, I just told everybody else in the aisle, and they all had to move. (Mwa ha ha ha!) Better yet, I didn’t have to get up to move for anyone else. The flight attendants never hit me in the elbow with the cart. People never pulled on my chair back as they made their way to the back of the plane.

True, I was a bit cramped at times, and I got antsy now and then, but overall, I’d say it was a successful experiment. Which leads me to wonder what other people think about it all. I’m going on the assumption that no one likes the middle seat. But what about window vs aisle? Which do you prefer, and why?

These are the pressing questions I ponder when I’m stuck in a plane. Exciting, isn’t it?

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