Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Jul 2013
Total posts 69
Does anyone give consideration to which side of the aircraft they sit when say flying north from AUS to SE Asia during the daytime? If given the choice, would you pick 4A or 4K on the QF A330-300’s?
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 431
I go 4A as I like to see the last rays of sunsets as the sun goes down, if my flight were to depart Australia lunch time to get to Singapore or Bangkok after 8pm.
Member since 14 Jun 2018
Total posts 45
The crew generally encourage you to pull the shades down so doesn't make much of a difference from my experience
The thought was probably based more on heat load vs. daylight. I’ve had some “hot” flights when sitting on the “A” side of the aircraft (but on the day I’m travelling there’s better seating options on the “A” side...
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
I like the shady side.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 03 Oct 2016
Total posts 11
I usually don't like the sun on these flights, I use to put myself in 4K to avoid the sun but found usually the person on the other side of the aircraft leaves the window open causing me to still have sun in my face. Also certain parts of the flight due to the angle its even more on me then the person in the window seat. So now I put myself in "A" next to the window so I can just keep the blind closed.
Also depends on clouds if plane is flying low under clouds for some time, for some reason during flight.
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