Last Updated on January 7, 2021
When it comes to traveling, not every part of it is perfect. For most people, for example, everything related to the air travel can be truly unpleasant: having to arrive early at the airport, going through the TSA checking point, spending an outrageous amount of money for a simple coffee, waiting at the boarding gate… and even the flight itself.
Surviving a long-haul flight may not be an easy task, especially if your seat location is one of the worst on the airplane. We can’t all afford to travel first class, where seats are large, extraordinary cushy (some airlines even provide seat extenders) and include every perk and extra you can think of.
But that doesn’t mean that you are doomed to sit for hours in an awkward position due to the lack of legroom, or that you need to give up your armrest to the person seated next to you.
There are a few things you can do to make sure you end up in a good seat. Before going into that, let’s first try to find out which exactly the best seats on an airplane are and what makes them great.
#1 – Best airplane seats: Legroom
The best seat on a plane will be in different parts of the seat map depending on the type of traveler you are. Therefore, it is important to know the different comfort factors you value the most when flying before picking a specific seat.
Tall people know what it feels like to struggle with legroom during a long flight. It can make the whole flight daunting and force you to stand up over and over again to stretch your legs and stop the pain for a few minutes.
Front seats, seats on the front of a section (in case you are flying in a bigger airplane), and on an exit row have the most legroom, and on the first two, you won’t have to deal with a reclined seat in front of you.