To Exit Row or Not

The Attraction of the Exit Row….
Day dreaming in the exit row is a pleasant experience as the distant roar of the engines outside help you drift away.
Before sitting to this exit row seat, you are asked in a very serious demeanor and tone if you are willing and able to help out in the event of an emergency. While of course I am ( regardless of what my seat assignment is) the choice of the exit row is quite selfish: more room. Also, it could be a survival mode of: me out of here first!  I know that is mean but the truth is I can’t envision little me with no upper body strength opening and handling that exit door on my own.

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Despite not needing much space, it is tru that the exit row gives more leg room.  Issue is, if you like having your carry on around you, you will not permitted access to it during take off or landing.

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Perhaps I could. I have been fortunate to never have given it a shot 2 million miles later, but those doors not only look heavy but also hard to push up and open.
Truth be told I’d rather get up in the front of the cabin than be on an exit row where the seats don’t really recline and for some reason it is the coldest seat in the plane.
I would be weary of opening the door to a set of unknowns.
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In any case, as I will never have to operate these doors, I use the exit row as my personal escape, my minds retreat on my way back home as a cuddle up in my wool socks and sweater and enjoy the cup if tea the flight attendant so professionally has made specially for me.  Once I am doing adminring mother nature from up above, all I need besides my imagination is a good book.

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Do you have a favorite seat on the plane…. Besides first class or the pilot’s that is?

6 Responses to To Exit Row or Not

  • I’m 6’3″ and a big guy…so any extra leg room I can get is a must. Truthfully I can’t imagine many situations where you’d have to help out with the exit door. But I’d of course be willing to help regardless of where I sit….so why not enjoy some extra leg room in the process.

  • I never knew that you got more room in the exit row! that’s great to know!~

  • When traveling alone, I do tend to go for business class as much as possible. I’m a nervous flyer and the extra space helps keep the claustrophobia to a minimum. When traveling with the husband as a family, it matters less because we’ll book a whole row for our little group.

  • I always sit on the end and exit row if I can!

  • I do not love the exit row at all!! I really hate to fly- but if I must, I really prefer a window seat up front. 🙂

  • I’m really tall…so the exit row helps give me a little extra leg room. I don’t mind that I might have to help if something happens…would try and do that anyway. (At least I think I would– never been in that kind of position.)

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