Where To Sit On A Plane For The Most Peace And Quiet

Where To Sit On A Plane For The Most Peace And Quiet

Window or aisle, front or back, we all have our aeroplane seat preferences. If you’re looking for a quiet flight, however, here’s where you should sit, according to a pilot.

Photo by Matt Donovan.

JetBlue asked one of its pilots where to find the quietest seat on a plane. In a video, he said:

There’s less noise when you’re sitting forward on the wings. In most planes, the engines are located under the wings. Sitting in the front of the wing is like being behind a speaker. All of the sounds of the engine and the disturbed air are projected away from you…For a more peaceful ride, find a seat in the front of the cabin.

If motion sickness is a problem for you, the front of the plane is also a good spot to sit, but you may also want to sit near the middle, where the wing is located. According to experts, this is the calmest area of the plane.

Wingtip: Where are the quietest seats on a plane? [JetBlue via Travel + Leisure]

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