My girlfriends and I just booked our flights for our annual girls’ trip. I’m so excited, we’re heading to Switzerland! It got me thinking as always, who prefers an aisle or window. We picked seats and did the usual “well I like the aisle” and well “I want a window” routine. A few of us like the window, some like the aisle. We want to sit together, but why bother on an 8 hour flight, right? When it comes to travel and travel routines, I feel like people are usually pretty set in their ways.
If you want to spark a conversation or controversy, ask someone if they prefer the window or aisle seat, and then ask WHY. The why is always so fascinating to me. Some people want to sleep against the cabin in the window. But honestly, is that really comfortable? It’s hard, it’s sometimes too far over and just isn’t suitable for sleeping. These are also clearly people who don’t have small bladders or don’t drink water.
For me, I’m all about the aisle. For one major reason.
I pee ALL THE TIME. I have flown with people who actually refuse to use the bathroom. they just find them gross. Well, for me, I’m notorious for using the lavatories at least once on even the shortest of flights (talking to you Charleston 30 minute flight). Since I’m up often and know how annoying it is to ask people to get up so you can pee, I prefer the aisle.
Even when it comes to long haul flights, I just can’t sleep well on planes so the aisle is ideal. I can get up and move around, go pee, go for a mini walk and stretch whenever I please. A window seat to me just feels too claustrophobic to me and I very much prefer the freedom of an aisle seat.