A FLYING expert revealed why he always chooses the WORST seat on an airplane – and why you should too.
Seasoned traveler John Burfitt has uncovered his secret to a hassle-free flight, hidden in the most unlikely of places.
He says booking the window seat at the back of the plane, next to the restrooms, can make your air travel as peaceful as possible.
While some worry that queues and subsequent smells will make the journey unbearable, John insists it’s actually the most relaxing place to sit.
He came up with the clever seat idea after being kicked in the back by a passenger on a long-haul flight from Sydney to Los Angeles.
After “jogging his way to the States,” John vowed he’d never go through the ordeal of a foosball chair again.
He later walked down the aisle to visit the bathrooms and found the solution to his hellish problems “in the satisfied looks of the people in the back row of the cubicle.”
John wrote for escape.com.au: “I noticed there was a wall behind those seats and no one was kicked there. No wonder these people looked relaxed!
“In that moment, I decided that from now on, the back row would be the only place I would sit on a long flight.”
On his next flight to Europe, the traveler decided to put his theory to the test and booked a seat next to the window in the last row.
He continued: “Cuddled up in that corner, I discovered what true airline love is. I had just found the best seat on the plane.
“It is not possible for anyone to kick the back of your seat. They’re hidden, so you’ll never get hit by a flight attendant with a trolley, bumped into by passing passengers, or have to grab your seat as they pass.
“And if you want to sleep, lean in the corner against the wall and doze off.”
The globetrotter admitted he “luckily paid extra” and even changed his travel dates to snag the best seat on the plane.
And John was quick to shrug off complaints about his seating choice, saying it is indeed an “overlooked gem”.
He wrote, “‘But the back row has no backrest?’ In fact, on most airlines I’ve flown, they actually kick back.
“‘You stand in front of the toilet and hear it flush!’ ever heard of earplugs and noise canceling headphones?
“‘But you’re stuck and it’s claustrophobic?’ I enjoy being away from traffic so that’s fine with me.
“‘You have to climb over other people to get out!’ No one has ever said no or been upset that I have to take care of bodily functions.
“On the other hand, I always ask nicely.”
Though John reveals his secret on a relaxing plane ride, he hopes the seat won’t suddenly become “desirable.”
“In the past, when considering where to sit on an airplane, I used to firmly advocate for my favorite seat, but not anymore,” he added.
“This seat with the image problem suits me.”
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