26 Apr, 2012, 19:01 ET
SINGAPORE, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
A new poll by flight comparison site Skyscanner reveals which seat most passengers are vying for.
The poll of over 1000 airline passengers across 40 countries worldwide questioned respondents on their seat preferences (aside from extra legroom seats) including section and preference towards window, middle or aisle seats. The poll also delved deeper to find out if choices were influenced by lucky numbers, as well as odd or even row numbers.
Combining these responses Skyscanner can reveal that the most sought after seat on a standard aircraft is seat 6A.
This survey supports previous studies which have found that the front six rows of the plane are the most popular, taking 45% of the votes. Perhaps more surprising was the number of passengers who prefer the window seat - almost 60% - compared to just 40% who opt for the aisle, with less than 1% choosing the middle seat.
At the other end of the scale, the survey found that the seat no-one wanted was 31E, a middle seat towards the back of the aircraft.
Skyscanner's Travel Editor, Sam Baldwin, comments: "I think it is really interesting that there are so many differing opinions on this. Some passengers seem to opt for the middle section near the wings where they are less likely to feel turbulence while others want to be near the front for ease of getting off the plane and less engine noise."
"The window seems a popular choice for those looking to sleep, while those who take more trips to the toilet prefer the aisle so as not to disturb fellow passengers and this is also a popular choice for tall passengers. Frequent fliers have also reported that the left hand side of the plane is best as the windows are off centre, allowing for wall space to lean on."
"I just hope that airlines don't find out that there is such demand for seat 6A and start charging a premium for it!"
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