Should I hope for an exit row, which I think has more leg room but also requires lengthy fretting about whether I really would be up to the task of assisting the flight attendants in an emergency, considering I am the kind of person who freezes up when asked unexpectedly what she wants to drink? (OMG, what if I say "diet Coke" and they're a PEPSI establishment and the server corrects me???) The front row, which has no one putting their seatback on my knees but also has no underseat place for my bag and gets all congested with people waiting in line for the bathroom?
What if I can choose between window and aisle? If I were alone in the row, I'd sit in the window seat. But I hate being trapped in the window seat by someone in the aisle seat. And I also hate being the one who traps someone else.
Okay, I made a list.
- I can lean on the wall to sleep or to scootch away from rowmates
- I can go to sleep without worrying I'm blocking someone in
- I can look out the window
- I don't get whacked in the elbow by everyone walking up the aisle
- I have to make my rowmate(s) stand up every time I need to go to the bathroom, or else suffer because I can't bear to do it YET AGAIN
- What if my rowmate GOES TO SLEEP and I NEED TO PEE but CAN'T?
- It's a 7-hour flight and I can get up to walk around without disturbing anyone else
- I have to get up every time someone else in my row wants to get up
- What if I fall asleep and LOLL, either into the aisle or on the center-seat person?
- What if I fall asleep and trap my rowmate(s)?
- Getting brushed against and/or mouth-breathed on by every single
germ-infestedperson who walks up or down the aisle
I made a poll, over to the right. What's better on a nonstop 7-hour Saturday flight, a WINDOW seat or an AISLE seat?