Travel insider says you should always book the ‘worst’ seat on a plane

A holidaymaker has advised always picking the 'worst' seat when travelling by air – as it comes with some hidden perks.

Unless you shell out a fortune for a business class tickets, travelling on a plane can be uncomfortable – especially if you're flying long haul for many hours.

While catching a redeye through the night seems sensible when booking, getting sleep at 35,000ft can be tricky.

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But now one travel insider has shared some advice to make the trip a little more bearable, reports the Mirror.

While most travellers stress over picking the best seat on a plane, John Burfitt says he always chooses the 'worst' seat on a plane when he travels – the window seat at the back by the toilets.

Despite flight attendants having warned this can be the least desirable seat because you can catch a whiff of the loos and people talk around you, writing for John claimed that it can actually be the most relaxing place to sit.

After once spending an entire flight being kicked in the back by a passenger, John vowed never repeat the experience.

Towards the end of the journey he walked down the aisle to go to the bathroom and soon realised there was nothing behind the last row of seats but a wall.

If he sat there, no one could ever kick him in the back again, John concluded.

"In that instant, I decided the back row would be the only place I would sit on a long flight from now on," he wrote.

"Sure enough, on my next flight, I booked into the back row of the cabin and, even better, my seat was the one right next to the window.

"As I nestled into that corner, I discovered what true airline love is about. I had just found the best seat on the plane."

Other perks include never getting hit by the drinks trolley, not being bumped by passengers stretching their legs down the aisle, and being able to lean into the corner wall to doze off.

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Of course you could also try and bag the holy grail of travel; the free First Class upgrade.

Flight attendants have offered up their advice for getting bumped up a class.

It seems it all depends on the clothes you wear, whether you're polite and ask plus if you're too tall for the regular seats.

A pilot's daughter recently revealed that she gets to fly business class for free all because of her father's job.


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