Cabin Crew Reveal Where To Sit If You're a Nervous Flyer

Along with the best spot for extra legroom...

  • A flight attendant has revealed where to sit on a plane if you're a nervous flyer, explaining that it's the best place to avoid turbulence.
  • They also revealed which seats have the extra leg room, which is probably sliiiightly more obvious, but still worth having the confirmation.

If you're heading off on holiday any time soon but get a crunchy feeling of dread in your stomach at the thought of flying, you might want to take note. A former EasyJet cabin crew member has revealed that the best place to sit if you're a nervous flyer is as close to the front of the plane as possible.

"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," the former flight attendant of two years, known as Matt, told The Mirror.

This makes sense, considering the pilot is likely avoiding the turbulence as best as possible from the front of the plane, meaning you're in a better position, too. Given that, these discounted flights to the Philippines are looking mighty tempting right about now (Umm, hello sun? Where for art thou?).



Also, got long legs? Firstly, we're jealous. Secondly, Matt also shared that the best place to sit for extra legroom is at the front of the plane too – the front row, to be exact, or failing that, an emergency exit row. But it comes with a catch.


"If you like extra legroom, the first row or emergency exit rows are good but be prepared to not have anything on the floor where you’re sat as you’re only allowed stuff in the overhead lockers. The floor has to be clear in case an emergency evacuation is needed."

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