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Old Jul 23, 12, 4:03 pm   #1
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767-400 BE Seating - inny or outty?

For single seater in BE, are the Lie-Flat seats with the console next to window best or do you get disturbed by cart trolleys,people walking by in aisle? I searched a few threads, but could not see anything definitive..
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Old Jul 23, 12, 4:13 pm   #2
 
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I personally prefer the odd numbered rows. The seat ends up being closer to the window, so you can actually see out, and it feels more private. I've flown in the even numbered rows without issue, but I still prefer the others; I like having the console between my seat and the aisle. My two cents.
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Old Jul 23, 12, 4:17 pm   #3
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I prefer the console between the seat and the aisle in the 764, which is tho odd numbered window seats.

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I personally prefer the odd numbered rows. The seat ends up being closer to the window, so you can actually see out, and it feels more private. I've flown in the even numbered rows without issue, but I still prefer the others; I like having the console between my seat and the aisle. My two cents.
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Old Jul 23, 12, 4:21 pm   #5
 
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I prefer the console between the seat and the aisle in the 764, which is tho odd numbered window seats.
+1...count me as another who prefers the odd-numbered rows - somehow the presence of the console between the seat and the aisle seems to enhance privacy by quite a bit....
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Old Jul 23, 12, 4:25 pm   #6
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Anyone else find the number of 764/76D threads we have amusing??
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Do people find it difficult to get in and out of the seat when the console is on the aisle?
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Old Jul 23, 12, 10:20 pm   #8
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Do people find it difficult to get in and out of the seat when the console is on the aisle?
I have never had an issue, but I guess a wider person could have one if they had to squeeze through the space.
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Do people find it difficult to get in and out of the seat when the console is on the aisle?
No....however, you do feel a bit more closed in in those rows.

What I do is take the window row on the flights to Europe (where I sleep and don't want to be disturbed) and take the aisle row on the return (where I never sleep).
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Odd numbered is the way to go...never had a problem getting in-and-out...also handy when writing and you're right-handed.
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In June, I was in 3A (next to window) and went to sleep right after take-off. Slept 6 hours of the 8 hour flight from ATL to LHR, straight through the meal service, etc. Of course, not sure how it would have been in one of the even numbered seats (console by window)--maybe just as good, maybe not.

Despite being thin and athletic, the space between the console and the seat in front of you is a bit tight, but not anything that isn't manageable. However, for a larger person, it could be somewhat of an issue.

I also flew in 3A on the return--my wife was on that flight too, in 4A. She wasn't trying to sleep, but didn't find herself being bumped by carts, FAs, and pax. It is easier access to the aisle in the even numbered rows, and a little easier to store a small bag on the floor--after take-off.

In sum, as someone else posted, it might not be a bad strategy to go for odd-numbered if you plan to sleep and even-numbered, if not.
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Odd numbered is the way to go...never had a problem getting in-and-out...also handy when writing and you're right-handed.
The consoles are handy for right-handed writing only on the port side of the cabin.
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The consoles are handy for right-handed writing only on the port side of the cabin.
True, as a lefty, I always choose 3/5/7 D, so the console is on my left.

I do agree that getting out of the odd numbered seats is a bit tight.

So, as atlrunner said, you may want to choose an even-numbered window seat in you are concerned by that.

The only seat that I would avoid at all costs would be 10C. Very much exposed and right by the rear lavs/galley. The galley wall doesn't extend all the way behind this seat, so it would almost feel like you were actually in the galley.
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Old Jul 24, 12, 7:55 pm   #14
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Do people find it difficult to get in and out of the seat when the console is on the aisle?
Only when I can't get the whacky tray table to go back where it belongs and I have to climb over it. There's just something about that thing that seems to enjoying messing with me.
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Only when I can't get the whacky tray table to go back where it belongs and I have to climb over it. There's just something about that thing that seems to enjoying messing with me.
LOL that table mechanism is a nightmare.

Positive for odd numbers- you're farther away from the aisle. Psychologically I feel like I can sleep better.

Negative is that if you're right-handed (which I am) it's not ideal (thought not uncomfortable) to do work if you're on the K side of the aircraft.
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