|Subject: Re: Best seating on airplanes?|
Well we like to sit in First Class, but Business Class will do. When we cannot get either of those, then our choice of seats depends on the aircraft. Exit rows are delightful, but you usually cannot get those until you check in (the desk attendant gets to decide whether you can handle the responsibility that accompanies an exit row seat). We got them recently on JetBlue both ways, but we had a connection. That equipment is an Airbus 320 and rows 11 and 12 are the exit rows. We are flying to London in late January. Since we do not know if we will upgrade until close to flight time, we have chosen seats in row 44 or 45, I can't remember which at this point. That is where the Boeing 777 starts to narrow and the center configuration drops from 5 to 4 seats. As a result those seats are a little more spacious.
If you are traveling with checked luggage, I don't think it makes much of a difference how fast you get off the plane. As for being near the kitchen, airline food just doesn't warrant that as a seating factor for us. In fact, the kitchen area can be quite noisy.
Tom in Carlisle