Do you notice where the business and premium seats are normally located? There must be a reason to this.
JetBlue went on to ask one of their pilot this question. This is what he said:
“There is less noise when you’re seating forward on the wings. In most planes, the engines are located under the wings. Sitting in the front of the wing is like being behind a speaker. All of the sounds of the engine and the disturbed air are projected away from you. For a more peaceful ride, find a seat in the front of the cabin.”
So there you go. Video courtesy of JetBlue Blog.
You arrived at the airport thinking made it just in time. As you make way at check-in counter, you are told the flight is overbooked! Someone definitely will not be in that flight this time. Airlines do overbook their scheduled flights to compensate for “no-shows.” This means passengers are sometimes left behind or “bumped” as a consequence. When an over-sale occurs, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires airlines to ask people who aren’t in a hurry to give up their seats voluntarily – in exchange for compensation. Those passengers bumped against their will are, with a few exceptions should be entitled to compensation.
Here is an infographic of how to avoid being bumped from a flight courtesy of Airhelp blog.