Skyscanner has conducted a poll to answer that elusive question that has perplexed philosophers and travelers and traveling philosophers for ages: what is the perfect seat on an airplane? Well, wonder no more. The answer is 6A.
More than 1000 passengers completed the poll and, not surprisingly, picked the first six rows as the most preferred due to noise, speed of exiting, and better access to food and drinks.
There were some surprises however. Sixty-two per cent of the respondents said they would prefer an even seat. The most intriguing for me was the one percent of passengers who said that they would choose a middle seat over a window or an aisle seat. I am not sure I want to sit next to the person who wants the middle seat.
This is the biggest news since Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy revealed that the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything” as 42.
Of course, since no standard coach seat comes with leg room anymore or ability to open a laptop, perfection is a relative term.