Front row, but if you can’t get it then probably as close to the back as you can get.
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Hey everyone, I am just about to book my first ATR flight with Virgin Australia and wanted to know what the general consensus is regarding sitting at the front or the back (as the current ATR-72 only has a rear passenger door)?
Hopefully this will be a good resource for other new ATR flyers as well.
Row 17 for first off the plane and first for inflight service. Rows forward of 9 tend to have most engine noise. Seats further forward also have 1 inch less legroom.
Auto platinum seat assignment is row 17.
Best seat on an ATR is on the next flight on an Embraer or 737
Seriously though, I prefer row 9, its under the wing, the ATR tends to YAW a LOT in any crosswind, and this obviously is extreme at the rear. Front row has great legroom, plus the spare seat, but as stated above row 17 is first served, and first one off the sauna, once the engines stop
Last edited by MarkD; 23rd March 2012 at 10:58 PM.
What about neither, I'm not wanting to fly a Virgin ATR?
Row 17. But don't expect to get a shadow as WP. Weight and balance seems to dictate that row 17 gets filled even if spare seats elsewhere.
DJ angels tell me opinion on the ATR runs about 50/50 so comment that the plane sucks is also opinion that can't be ignored or written off as "bias from a few disenters" and it may help others in their decision as well.
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