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Buster11
1st Dec 2018, 23:17
We're planning on going to Malaga on one of BA's A319s. Does anyone know which 'window seats', well to the rear, actually line up with a window, such that your head doesn't need to be twisted at 90 degrees to look out of it? It looks as if something around 20-24 might be the right area. Any advice most welcome.

DaveReidUK
2nd Dec 2018, 00:44
Surely if you are lined up with a window, then by definition it's at 90 degrees to the way your seat is facing ?

Buster11
2nd Dec 2018, 10:06
Maybe I didn't put that quite right. A useful window needs to be roughly where you'd be looking with your head at perhaps 30 degrees from dead ahead. A window at 90 degrees will ensure a seriously cricked neck, or a twisted waist. It's a shame that sites like Seat Guru don't show where the windows are as well as the seats.

DaveReidUK
2nd Dec 2018, 10:19
It's a shame that sites like Seat Guru don't show where the windows are as well as the seats.

That's true, but the actual seat positions are usually reasonably accurate in relation to the doors.

If it helps, BA's A319 seat pitch up the back end is 29". Windows on the A319 are spaced 21" apart, so roughly 1 window in 4 will be approximately where you want. If you study BA A319 photos on airliners.net you should be able to work out which rows those are.

I wouldn't advise Rows 24-25 as I understand those seats are narrower (and Row 25 has no window at all!).

Hotel Tango
2nd Dec 2018, 17:51
There are a variety of A319 configurations in terms of rows. I don't know if BA's are all the same. On Brussels Airlines it was row 22 (right) and row 23 (left). As a rough guide, yes it is around that 22/23/24 mark but it can vary.

DaveReidUK
2nd Dec 2018, 19:43
There are a variety of A319 configurations in terms of rows. I don't know if BA's are all the same. On Brussels Airlines it was row 22 (right) and row 23 (left). As a rough guide, yes it is around that 22/23/24 mark but it can vary.

Yes, my remarks were purely related to BA's A319s, and specifically the C40Y83 configuration used on European routes rather than the Y132/Y143/Y144 UK domestic layouts.

Buster11
4th Dec 2018, 09:24
Many thanks for the responses. Looks like 22A's worth a try to avoid neck crick.

Mark in CA
5th Dec 2018, 07:43
You may want to try twisting your torso a bit to reduce the neck issue. Or, spend more time talking with the person next to you! ;)

Hotel Tango
5th Dec 2018, 09:19
I never talk to the person next to me! You can be lucky and talk to someone really interesting and the flight flies by. Or, in 99% of cases, the person is a bore and doesn't want to stop talking making the flight last an eternity! ;)

rationalfunctions
10th Dec 2018, 03:47
In the not-so-distant future we should be able to use tools like this alongside seat guru https://youtu.be/C_RC8-IhK5w. I think Emirates were trialing it

PAXboy
10th Dec 2018, 03:55
VERY smart, unless it costs too much for the airlines!

Paultheparaglider
10th Dec 2018, 07:39
I never talk to the person next to me!

I made the mistake of talking to the lady next to me on a flight back in 1990. Unfortunately, I then somehow ended up married to her.

We still are happily married, which, of course, means we never talk to each other any more. ;)



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Hotel Tango
10th Dec 2018, 10:47
Paultheparaglider, I met my wife whilst flying. She had no time to bore me, she was one of the very busy F/As! She's done all the talking ever since, for 45 years now! :eek:;)