According to those who know …
Airline passengers who prefer the aisle seat are business travellers, who like to sit at the front of the plane and get off quickly. The people who prefer the window seat are leisure travellers, and so generally less valuable to airlines.
I do understand the above statement. People who hop on and off aircraft at different intervals are adding £’s (value) to the seats. New patrons arrive and so …
Less valuable? More or less valuable??
So, do you tend to haunt the window seat, gazing out toward the horizon? Choosing when to lay the head back against the bulkhead to be … [reasonably] assured of a little peace?
Perhaps, there’s less interference in the window seat, you choose to work or read when you want?
Or when travelling, perhaps you’re more like me? Perched on an aisle seat, I find it more convenient, to get up & stretch the legs. The aisle is also useful to the ‘nosey’ person like me, too busy looking. I tend not to log on when flying, I like to see what’s happening around me. People watching, savouring the moment and when our host might be back with a refreshment or a chat …
I wonder if the window-seat is more often than not occupied by the introvert?
When networking I find it fascinating to hear how others contend with the business journey. Whether I’m in conversation with an owner-manager at a point when the business is running itself. Or a chat with another friend who is content on stoking the marketing machine, looking for the plateau. The vision, the way forward.
I find the new business owner, the start-up to be a great sounding board also. As is meeting someone who is looking to leave a well-established business and move on. Pastures new always inspire.
Each time we meet another in business we’re comparing notes, don’t you think? Where are they are in this journey, or perhaps where was I at that same juncture? It’s the opportunity to learn and share knowledge through conversation.
We all have different preferences for our business and each of us leaves an impression, of differing value to someone else … however we fly, wherever we choose to sit.