The One Place To Sit On A Plane For The Absolute Best Service

You might not realize it, but where you sit on a plane may make a big difference to the level of service you receive. And we’re not just talking business class versus economy.

Obviously paying for a top-tier ticket will get you top-tier service, but where you sit in economy class can actually impact how much attention you get from the flight attendants.

In an interview with Oyster, Flight attendant Annie Kingston revealed that sitting near the back of the plane can have its perks: “While most passengers tend to choose seats that are at the front of the aircraft, so that they can disembark first and have a better chance of securing their preferred meal option, flight attendants know that if you’re sitting towards the back, you’ll receive the most attentive service. The reason is simple: 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.”

Since planes don’t often have surplus comfort items, flight attendants don’t want to be seen handing them out lest other passengers start requesting additional perks. That means that you’re much more likely to get a freebie (think a second mini bottle of wine or an extra pillow) if you’re sitting in the back of the plane.

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