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A Grateful American
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You must be a short fella.


Yep.
Short monkeys in the back of the bus...


I'm $20 on he's 5'9".

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Pro tip: after takeoff move the small bag from under the seat in front of you to behind your legs up against your seat. Now you should have plenty of room for your legs under the seat. I'm 5'11 and this works in all but the smallest RJs.


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Pro tip: after takeoff move the small bag from under the seat in front of you to behind your legs up against your seat. Now you should have plenty of room for your legs under the seat. I'm 5'11 and this works in all but the smallest RJs.


Yup. That does help with the leg room.

Also, for a while I was motoring which window seats were best. For a while (if I recall correctly) the United Row 8 was good as the seat edge was in the next wind but Row 10 sucked cause its the part of the fuselage where there was a larger gap between windows. An instant loss of 3" of shoulder space....





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Piss before you get on and the window seat is glorious. Shades down, seat back, Bose noise cancelling on and I typically forget we are flying.


I prefer the window seat too.

Shade down but instead of putting the seat back, I drop the tray and sleep on that like a desk at school. I'll pop a couple of nyquil before getting on the flight so I end up sleeping through it.

Last time I did that was in June flying from here to Chicago to drive a car 17 hours back. I arrived in Chicago after midnight, took an Uber to the car and proceeded to drive straight through to Orlando.


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Well as long as there is not a hairy humanoid on the wing pulling wires out of the engine cowling ….


Captain Kirk is not bothered by anything on the wing! That was all an act. Cool



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Riding Greyhound in the old days was a much more pleasant experience. That's a really sad commentary on air travel today.


No shit, but I never thought of it. When I was in college I had a girlfriend in another city, and a small motorcycle. I sometimes took the bus, and it was more comfortable than a modern airplane coach seat. By a mile.

If I can't get at least an exit row or bulkhead seat, I just can't handle it. I am a tall, big person and I just don't fit in coach.




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I always take the aisle. Last flight home was a 12 hour flight. Near the end of the boarding process a lovely young lady and her 4 week old baby presented themselves for the middle seat next to me. A colleague on the other side of the cabin caught my eye as I stood to let her in. He was LOL’ing pretty hard.

Truthfully, the baby was no problem. But every time mom nursed the child, she elbowed me in the ribs. That grew tiresome.



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Piss before you get on and the window seat is glorious. Shades down, seat back, Bose noise cancelling on and I typically forget we are flying.


#metoo.

I am usually asleep before we leave the gate. There have been multiple times where we have been seriously delayed and I have not known about it until I woke up and realized that we were still in the air when we should have been on the ground already.

The best was one time I was coming back from Brussels. This was before the seatback entertainment system with the navigation info. I woke up and looked at my watch and realized we should have landed around an hour ago (a lot of Belgian beer was involved which is why I was able to sleep for around 10 hours straight). I went to the back and asked the stewardess who looked at me strange, and then said "Oh, 36A. Yeah you slept through it all but we had a 5 hour ground delay because of an engine issue. Do you know the guy in 19A? He slept through it all too."

I did know him and he had been on the same beer diet as I the night before. Smile




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When I was working I flew every week and had status on most airlines. If I couldn't upgrade in advance we were permitted to fly Business or First if Business wasn't an option. The result of that luxury smacked me in the face as soon as I retired and had to pay for my own flights. I realized how fortunate I was.

I now avoid flying if at all possible. Most of our traveling these days is via Motorhome. If I do have to fly we go for aisle and middle. My wife is a saint.
 
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Aisle, please. For the leg room, and ability to exit more quickly.
 
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"exit more quickly" what I don't get is the plane pulls up to the gang way and everyone on the plane jumps up and starts pulling their bags out of the over head bins like they all have 5 minutes to make their next flight....

Window seat for me.... always.. but then 90% of the time I'm doing first class.,,, which is now almost to the level of coach 40 years ago.
 
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Aisle for me unless I'm flying somewhere with a view that isn't to be missed. I just did DFW-LHR and FPO-DFW on a 777-300ER and 700-200 respectively in the premium economy cabin (well worth the extra money). My flights out of MCO and back home were in coach and HOLY SHIT, did they suck in comparison. I'm a mid level status holder with AA so I get free upgrades occasionally and I'll cash in some miles for upgrades on longer flights, but ALWAYS have main cabin extra or exit row seating. Being smashed against a window or even worse, in the middle seat way back in the plane is about as bad as it gets.




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"exit more quickly" what I don't get is the plane pulls up to the gang way and everyone on the plane jumps up and starts pulling their bags out of the over head bins like they all have 5 minutes to make their next flight....



Ain't that the truth. There is no more etiquette in exiting a plane either. The unwritten rule of letting seats A,B,C out first then D,E,F doesn't exist. It's first out.

Last week I was in the aisle seat and as soon as the plane stopped. some jack wad behind my row got up and tried to advance in the line out of the plane. Fortunately he was cut off and took my time taking down my carry on just to irritate him as much as I could.




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Captain Kirk is not bothered by anything on the wing!


He should be.

I do this for a living, and there's some scary shit out there.
 
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