Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Traveling Notes & Tips

Can I share a couple observations with you?

A tip for the general traveling public...

As you look at the seating chart on the airline website,
and you see there is a middle seat open in a emergency row or a bulkhead row,
it's probably not the smartest thing to do to choose that seat.

In the last few weeks, I have had the doubious pleasure of sitting on a few planes and it never fails, Everyone wants a little extra room for their legs... And typically the emergency row and bulkhead get taken quickly...
At least the window and the aisle...

Smart travelers avoid that middle seat. It's bad enough in a regual row of seats, but in the coveted emergency row and bulkhead, the flanking seats are usually taken by guys like me... Tall and broad shouldered frequent fliers.

John Q. "I don't fly very often" Public shows up and wants a seat that has a little extra legroom...
They hit the check-in on the Kiosk at the airport or on the airline's website and see that empty seat in the emergency row or on the bulkhead and they think- "Wow. How is that still free? I'll take it."

They wind up getting sandwiched between two Big Guys, and now we have 3 uncomfortable people...

I've even heard some sadistic gate attendants assigning the middle seat to a guy who was 6'3" and 250 lbs if he was an ounce... I think they try to put 3 guys who are 6 foot plus in the same row just to get their jollies.

Listen to Uncle Jay- unless you are a tiny person... I'm talking Russian gymnast size... avoid the center seat on the row frequented by the big guys...It will save everyone a lot of hassle.

TBG out-

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