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KLM 787 “Marriage Counseling”
So I am in a predicament. My wife and I are confirmed on KLM 787, Class J from SFO to BCN. When originally selecting seats, she thought the middle seats would be better so we could possibly talk and because it is a night flight, there wouldn’t be views.
This is my first time on a Dreamliner and I really wanted to stare out at the wing and play with the window feature. Me being the gentlemen that I am, I reluctantly booked the center seats in Row 5, with the sliver of hope of catching a view out of the window. Turns out, row 5 doesn’t have windows.
I have the opportunity to book two windows in 6 and 7, but was curious if other couples or travel companions (One being in love with the other, and the other being in love with the plane) run into this issue, and how you all decide. I selfishly want to convince my wife to change, all while not discounting the amazing conversations we can have while watching movies and sleeping.
Thoughts? Arguments for and/or against?
There is never a good reason to sit in a middle seat on a 12 hour flight
Reverse herringbone seats in the middle arent the greatest when trying to have a conversation and you have to lean forward in order to do so. Same goes for if you choose a window and and a middle seat – you have to turn and face the aisle.
Personally, since its a long flight and I dont think you can talk for all 12 hours, I’d go with either a window and a middle seat or two windows.
Agreed, you really can’t talk in those middle seats. My husband and I always take two windows on a 1-2-1 configuration. You are a bit closer, and when someone gets up to stretch they can stop and talk to the other, etc. It’s much nicer.
He he he.
I love the question. I’m flyin with my wife to Kenya on klm and Kenya airways (?!? Hope it’s good) in July. We are siting together on the top deck but I had the choice to take the throne seat on the bottom level. For the marriage I took a 2 seater together 🙂