Mistakes I made on a 10-hour flight abroad to France

I naively chose the window seat, not realizing that I would have a hard time getting up if I needed to go to the bathroom.

I was initially excited about this window seat. Little did I know there weren’t any positives to having a window seat on a 10 hour flight.

Kirsten Acuna / Inside


I usually like the window seat on the plane. Not only do I enjoy resting my head on the side of the plane, but I love looking at the clouds and planning the landscape below, especially after takeoff.

Unfortunately we were required to close our windows for most of the flight so others could rest, so it didn’t really matter if I had a window seat or not.

This wasn’t the worst part. I never thought the two people next to me might sleep, making it impossible for me to get up if I needed to go to the bathroom or stretch my legs.

I don’t really like disturbing others if they are sleeping, so I ended up sticking to a seat for most of my 10 hour flight.

On my way home, I had a seat on the aisle. Although the experience was better, I would recommend not choosing an aisle seat too close to the bathroom, as I did, since a row ends next to you and people may lean on your chair or knock on it.

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