Where should I sit on a plane for the best service?

Josh Withey@josh_withey
Tuesday 31 October 2017 12:00
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If you're a regular flier you'll know there are a few handy tips and tricks to making a long journey that little bit more comfortable.

Taking an empty bottle onto a plane and asking for tap water is a great one, so you don't have to keep asking for the tiny cups to be refilled.

Avoiding seats near the bulkheads so you're away from young children (who will most likely be seated there) is another handy hack.

And when it comes to getting a few little extras from a flight attendant mid-flight, there's a knack to that as well.

Writing for Oyster.com, flight attendant Annie Kingston explained that if you want a superior service it's best to pick a certain seat.

Flight attendants know that if you're sitting towards the back, you'll receive the most attentive service.

Now, this might seem some what counterintuitive. If you're at the back you get served last when it comes to picking a meal - meaning you might miss out on one of the choices - and you're most likely going to be closer to the toilets - which is never, ever fun.

However, there is some reason behind this choice, and it all comes down to making other passengers jealous.

Annie writes:

We like to avoid responding to call bells from the front of the plane because answering one means potentially flaunting whatever item the passenger has requested to everyone else along the way.

When a flight attendant glides past with a snack or another drink passenger envy is bound to be triggered.

This can cause a problem since planes often don't have enough extra vodka, pillows, earplugs, and toothbrushes.

However, if you're at the back, it's much easier to get a hold of a few extra luxuries without riling up the rest of the plane.

For passengers sitting near the back of the plane, however, it's much easier to slip in that second mini bottle of wine.

Just remember to drink responsibly - no one likes a plane drunk.

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