Airline Passengers Favourite Seats Revealed

If your favourite seat on an aircraft is row 6 seat A, then you are certainly not the only one to express that preference. Around 45 percent of airline passengers polled also favoured seat 6A, according to a survey conducted by a UK-based flight comparison site, Skyscanner.

The survey polled around 1,000 airline passengers across 40 countries worldwide, asking for their seat preferences onboard flights, and it revealed that around 60 percent of the air passengers polled have a preference for window seats, compared to 40 percent who opted for an aisle seat, with less than 1 percent opting for a middle seat.

The front of the aircraft proved more popular with passengers than the back, with the most favoured seat, 6A positioned well to the front, while no one wanted seat 31E, a middle seat at the back of the airplane.

Skyscanner’s travel editor, Sam Baldwin, said, ‘There is always a great rush to get on board and get that favoured seat and I think it is really interesting that there are so many differing opinions on this.

Anecdotally some passengers seem to opt for the middle section near the wings where they are less likely to feel turbulence while others want to be near the front for ease of getting off the plane, less engine noise or even to get a better choice of food available. The window seems a popular choice for those looking to sleep, especially for long haul flights, while those who take more trips to the toilet prefer to aisle so as not to disturb fellow passengers, and the aisle is also popular for tall passengers looking to stretch their legs.’