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Old 05-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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How do you sit on an airplane with 4?

Hello - Sorry not Disney related but we are flying to Disney in November. Its 4 of us. 2 kids and 2 adults. The plane seats 3 - row - 3. How do you do your seating? I was thinking of 2 behind one another so each kid can get a window with a parent. I would love the kids and I in one section and my husband across the isle but after thinking about it I think the kids will fight for the window. 6 and 3 years old. First time for the 3 year old to fly.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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When I had two, we just sat aisle and middle across. It's easier to get up and go to the bathroom, etc. if you have an aisle.

Now that I have three and they are older, they sit three across and we sit on an aisle and middle either across or a row up or back.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #4
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We've done all 3 with either my husband or myself across the aisle and we've done 2 in a row and 2 in a row directly in front or behind. I don't think I have a preference of how we sit on the airplane.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:38 PM   #5
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We put the 2 kids and one adult in one row then the other adult in the same row but across the aisle.

We like this because we at least get one row to ourselves. I know we won't bug anyone else in that row and we can have all our stuff out It also allows one adult to chill out in the lone seat (gotta love noise cancelling headphones and a neck pillow). DH and I trade off on the flights so maybe on the way there he'll get the 1 seater and then on the way back, I will.

And the kids also switch off on the window seat - one on the way there, one on the way back.

We have done the 2 and 2 either in the same row or in adjoining rows but inevitably you have to really keep your kids on their best behavior lest some anti-child person sits next to you In the same row though, if my son elbows me accidentally or the kids end up stepping on our stuff, it is all OURS and we don't have to worry about that small stuff upsetting certain adults.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:43 PM   #6
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We put the 2 kids and one adult in one row then the other adult in the same row but across the aisle.

We like this because we at least get one row to ourselves. I know we won't bug anyone else in that row and we can have all our stuff out It also allows one adult to chill out in the lone seat (gotta love noise cancelling headphones and a neck pillow). DH and I trade off on the flights so maybe on the way there he'll get the 1 seater and then on the way back, I will.

And the kids also switch off on the window seat - one on the way there, one on the way back.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:23 PM   #7
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We do two and two. I know that I'd be the one with both kids the entire trip if we did three and one.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:41 AM   #8
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We sit 3 and 1 across the aisle. I usually sit in the middle so i can help each one get stuff out of their bags. As far as window seats. We have a deal the one who got it going give it to the other coming back. This way both get a window seat. If they can't decide I would have them pick out of a hat or pick a number or a hand whatever to determine who gets the trip there vs the trip back.

I know some people say pick 2 rows aisle and window and hope no one wants middle. But usually the flights can be full then you either have a stranger sitting in the middle with you, or usually they be happy to switch for the aisle but then you will be trapped in the row which is a pain when someone has to go potty.
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When we only had two kids we did an adult and a child in one row, and one adult/child in the next row behind. I think it is easier to have each adult responsible for one child the whole ride. Now we each take two children and sit 3 and 3. Of course we are often on flights that have only two seats on each side and in that case we stick our two big kids either in front or behind one of us while my husband and I each take a little kid. Have a great trip!
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:22 AM   #10
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better to not place kids in the window seats.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #11
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I have actually been debating this same thing. I think I have decided to do 3 and 1. I think if I split them up 2 and 2 then they will keep wanting to switch "I wanna sit with daddy.....now I wanna sit with mommy". I don't think that would go well with the stranger sitting at the end of us. I'm very glad that our flight is only and hour and a half!
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:56 AM   #12
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better to not place kids in the window seats.


Why not? Do you have a reason for posting this?
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:58 AM   #13
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We do 2 and 2. Like you, we were worried about the kids squabbling being so close to each other and invariably we hear the "I want to sit by Mommy!" or "I want to sit by Daddy!" So we do 2 and 2 and one kid with me on the way there and then we switch on the way back. Both DH and I like to sit by the window and so do the kids so this configuration gets us closest to the window.
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Well, in the past we flew AirTran and chose our seats and we did 2 and 2...however, now that Southwest has taken AirTran, we can't select our seats ahead so....we are praying for early seating so that we can sit 2 and 2...and there are us 3 friends flying in August and I pray once again we can sit together...first trip with the 3 of us and we have lots to chat about...we did pay extra for the early boarding but, again, we may not be able to do that...Good luck and happy flying...
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:58 PM   #15
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We did across the aisle last time we flew. Next time it will be 2 rows, one in front and one behind. I spent the last flight making sure my little boys didn't accidentally touch the seat in front of us. Next time they will be bothering my husband and older daughter instead of strangers.
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