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Flights: Best plane seat revealed and why passengers desire it

Flight passengers travelling in a group often wish to be seated together or a family with small children may wish to be in a row altogether. Some airlines, such as Ryanair, offer travellers the option to pre-book seats for a small fee to guarantee the plane seat they wish for. Others can have allocated seats if they may be club members to a specific airline and this offers priority boarding and sometimes complimentary drinks. Yet when UK travellers select their seat, they tend to opt for particular areas of the plane.

With the UK on lockdown and travelling not advised, many summer holidays have been cancelled.

This is in an attempt to stop the coronavirus spreading. However when Brits are allowed to travel again, what plane seat should they book?

An EasyJet survey asked over 10,000 customers about their favourite place to sit on a plane.

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59 percent of them answered that the best seat was the window seat.

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Flights: What is the most popular plane seat? (Image: Getty)

Another 38 percent said that they preferred the aisle seat so their movement was less restricted and they could get up easy.

Only 3 percent indicated that the middle seat was their favourite.

Those who chose the window seat tended to be more nervous fliers and gave them reassurance and comfort by looking out of the window.

Data has shown that for EasyJet flights rows six and seven are the fastest to sell out, with seat 7F being the most popular seat overall.

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This is a window seat on the right side of the aircraft and is also the first seat that is eligible for discounted fares that the airline nearly always offers for its short haul flights.

The least popular seat on EasyJet flights is 19C, which falls towards the middle of the aircraft.

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This seat is one of the furthest from its toilets and emergency exists which a lot of travellers take into account when booking seats on an airplane.

Airline Thomas Cook’s poll of 2,000 British travellers revealed the window seat is the most popular seat of choice.

82 percent of those who said the window seat is their favourite said this was due to the views (Image: Getty)

A total of 62 percent favoured it when flying. 31 percent said the aisle was their preferred seating.

Only two percent said that they liked the middle seat.

Additionally, 82 percent of those who said the window seat is their favourite said this was due to the incredible views that can be seen throughout the flight.

Extra legroom seats usually come at an extra cost but some customers have been lucky to claim these for free.

A total of 62 percent favoured it when flying. 31 percent said the aisle was their preferred seating.

Only two percent said that they liked the middle seat.

Additionally, 82 percent of those who said the window seat is their favourite said this was due to the incredible views that can be seen throughout the flight.

Extra legroom seats usually come at an extra cost but some customers have been lucky to claim these for free.

However if customers are not fussy about having a window or aisle seat, the best place to sit on a plane to ensure a smooth ride is towards the middle of the plane.

This is because seating is placed over the wing, making the turbulence less noticeable.

The further you sit away from the wings, the more noticeable the bumps will be.

It is recommended that to claim the desired seating choice, customers should book the seat in advance to avoid missing out.

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