No, I've been nervous lots of times.
July 3, 2014 8:24 AM Subscribe
In a month I will be flying transatlantic solo with a baby on my lap. I can't decide which is better: a window seat or an aisle seat?
posted by lollymccatburglar to Travel & Transportation (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Baby McCatburglar and I are taking a 9.5 hour flight this summer. He does not have his own seat. He will be almost a year old, and though I don't think he will be walking by then, he is crawling and cruising and very, very active. WOE IS ME.
I've already gone online and reserved an aisle seat with the airline (USAirways). But now that I'm thinking about it a bit more, I'm not sure if I should switch to a window seat instead. On the one hand, an aisle seat allows us to get up and move around as much as we want without disturbing our neighbor, and is not quite as confined. On the other hand, it gives me nothing to lean up against when we're napping, and if I set Baby McC down to play between my feet it will be easier to corral him on one side rather than both. I'm also going to have to breastfeed several times, and I'm afraid that sitting in the aisle seat will be very distracting (he's a very distractable baby). He will also have to take a nap or two in my arms, and I think be difficult to keep his head/feet from getting knocked about by passersby.
So, which seat is Best Seat? (Clearly the bulkhead is best, but those were already all taken.)
Bonus: any other tips/advice about taking such a long flight with a wiggly baby are much appreciated, though I have already read all the previouslies.