We know your time is precious. With most travellers having only 6 weeks holidays available a year, why waste your time on the same old destination when you could make the most of your time with somewhere completely new and exciting. Get prepared with our first hand tips and hints and make your travel as smooth as possible. This week, we’ll explore our view on the best seat to opt for on your flight. Obviously this is dependant on the model of the plane, but we think our handy tips will leave you flying high (excuse the TERRIBLE pun).
FOR THE QUIET AND PEACEFUL JOURNEY:
Usually the front of the plane is the quietest spot to rest your head. Due to the seats being located in front of the engines (in economy), their is less turbulance, less noise and a generally quieter atmosphere. This is ideal if you want to have a decent nights sleep or indulge in a spot of relaxed reading.
FOR THE BEST NIGHTS SLEEP:
The window seat is our favourite for a good nights sleep. The curvature of the plane wall and supporting frame offer travellers an ideal spot to rest their head. Also, the air quality at the front of the plane is usually better and is less prone to temperature variation which could disrupt your sleep. We would also suggest that you consider maybe upgrading one way. Airlines offer fairly reasonable upgrades if you manage to speak to a rep, and it is always worth asking at the airport. Caribbean flights mostly operate night flight returns to the UK, which would definitely benefit from the added luxury and legroom.
TO AVOID THE QUEUES:
Due to the airports in the Caribbean being much smaller and less developed than some of the more international terminals, there does tend to be a queue here and there. We usually take our time when exiting the aircraft, but when travelling to the tropics, first is most definitely best. You don’t want to be stuck behind someone who forgot to fill out their customs form and is burrowing for a pen. For this reason we suggest the front of the plane for maximum speed.
FOR THE RESTLESS LEGS AMONG US:
With the majority of the flights to the Caribbean being between 5-9 hours, it is vital that you keep your legs moving. Boosting circulation and staying active will ensure that you avoid any cramp or soreness and arrive at your destination 100% ready for your tropical retreat. The aisle seat is best for maximum movement and room. This way you can move around the aircraft without disturbing your fellow passengers.
WHAT TO AVOID:
– The middle seat – being stuck between two strangers for an 8 hour flight is not ideal. Stick to the seating extremities for maximum comfort and relaxation.
– The toilet and galley bay areas – the levels of pedestrian traffic here are increased and the light intrusion, noise distruption and smell could prove for an uncomfortable flight.
– Peak time flights – The less crowded the plane, the more room to stretch out. Avoid midday flights at the weekend, and with our transfer options it doesn’t matter what time of the night or day you arrive, you will arrive at your villa in comfort.
For a model by model guide to where the best seat could be, check out SEAT GURU for more information.