Nervous flyer? Cabin crew reveal exactly where you should sit on an aeroplane


Travelling to new places for business or pleasure can be fun but for some of us, the thought of flying is enough to put us on edge. Thankfully, a cabin crew member has revealed the best place to sit if you get nervous.

It turns out that if turbulence freaks you out, or you become nervous in general, it’s best to sit as close to the front of the plane as you possibly can.

A former EasyJet flight attendant, known as Matt, told The Mirror: "If you’re a nervous flyer or feel uneasy with turbulence, then sit as close to the front of the plane as possible. If you like turbulence and feeling everything then sit near the back of the plane."

This is because the pilot works to avoid turbulence as best as possible from the front of the aeroplane, so the closer you are to them, the less likely you are to feel that dreaded bumpy feeling throughout the duration of your flight.

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There’s another good reason for sitting at the front of the plane too. If you or someone you’re travelling with has long legs, it’s far more comfortable to sit in either the first row or emergency exit rows.

This makes sense, as you won’t have any other chairs in front of you, so you’re able to stretch your legs out and get yourself nice and comfy. This is especially ideal if you’re on a long flight - feeling cramped is never fun!

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However, if you do choose to sit here, be prepared to only use the overhead lockers instead of leaving your stuff all over the floor. Matt said: "The floor has to be clear in case an emergency evacuation is needed."

So before you jet off, consider the best place to sit on the aeroplane so you can have the most comfortable journey as possible. Sitting near the front might help to lessen your worries in case of any unexpected turbulence.

Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer specialising in TV, film and lifestyle content and has written for What's On TV, GoodtoKnow and She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases. In her spare time, she writes film and television reviews for JumpCut Online and her own blog, Lucy Goes To Hollywood.