Choosing the right seat for a long flight is extremely important if you want to have a comfortable journey. Especially if you are flying in economy class on a really long international flight. There are many things one needs to know before selecting the perfect seat. Whether you should choose a window or aisle, at the start, middle, or end of the plane depends on whether you will be sleeping or staying awake for most of the flight. To make this stressful decision easy for you, we are here with a handy guide that is sure to help you find the best seats every time you fly.
- Window vs Aisle: Starting with the most important decision, whether one should pick a window seat or an aisle seat. Although there is no right or wrong answer, it all comes down to personal preference. If you love gazing out the window and want to watch the world as you fly high in the sky, then go for the window seat. However, if you are restless during a plane journey and feel like stretching your legs once in a while or want easy access to the washroom, then the aisle seat is the one for you. Needless to say, the middle seat is the one you can easily avoid.
- Front vs Back: The front seats in the plane are always better than the back. This is because they are usually quieter, served first and you will also be among the early ones to get off the plane. You can also take a look at where the plane’s wing is. If you can get a seat in the front that is before the plane’s wing, then you are sure to get a great view from the window seat. It is best to avoid seats that are too close to the galleys or bathroom, especially during long flights.
- Upgrading Your Seat: Even if you have booked tickets in economy class with little legroom, there are ways to get upgraded to better seats. If you want an upgrade to premium economy or even business class, then you can request the airline staff at the time of collecting your boarding pass. If they have vacant seats, then they might offer you an upgrade as per the airline policy. If you are a frequent flier and have collected airline points, then you can use them to get an upgrade on a particularly long flight.
Now that you know which are the best seats on a flight and how you can get your hands on them, it is time to download the IRCTC Air app so you can book flight tickets easily on the go. To check flight seat availability or proceed with flight ticket booking, you can visit the app or official website, enter the details and you will be shown a list of flight ticket options from a wide range of airlines. So, start booking today and have a happy journey on the best seats!