Want the best service on a plane? This is where you should sit...

Publish Date
Thursday, 2 November 2017, 3:16PM

Choosing where to sit on a plane can be a pretty big decision.

Do you go for a window seat? Or the aisle?

Do you try to get as close to the front as possible?

One factor we haven't really considered is where will we get the best service...

Obviously, the best service will always be in first or business class, but what about if you're flying economy?

According to some cabin crew, where you sit could make a difference, too.

Flight attendant Annie Kingston told Oyster: "While most passengers tend to choose seats that are at the front of the aircraft, so that they can disembark first, avoid loud engine noise 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.

"This can cause a problem since planes often don't have enough extra vodka, pillows, earplugs, and toothbrushes, or the time on shorter flights to deviate from the service schedule. For passengers sitting near the back of the plane, however, it's much easier to slip in that second mini bottle of wine."

We are never sitting at the front of a plane again!