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The Perfect Seat: Poll Reveals The Best Spot On An Aeroplane

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A survey of 1,000 people has revealed the most sought after seat on an aircraft.

Aside from the obvious extra legroom we all desire, the Skyscanner poll has found the seat most people make a beeline for is 6A.

The survey echoes previous studies which have found the first six seats on an aircraft tend to be the most popular, making up 45% of the vote.

The findings cast a new light over easyJet’s policy to charge £8 per seat booking for these rows, as opposed to £3 for those in other sections.

Less than 1% of respondents voted for the middle seat, with 60% opting for a window pew, opposed to 40% of those who preferred the aisle.

While 6A is guaranteed a bum on it’s seat, a less popular perch is 31E – a middle seat towards the back of the plane.

Skyscanner’s Travel Editor,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.

"Frequent fliers have also reported that the left hand side of the plane is best as the windows are off centre, allowing for wall space to lean on”.

“I just hope that the low cost carriers don’t find out that there is such demand for seat 6A and start charging a premium for it!”

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