Pilots reveal the quietest seats on a plane

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Whether you’re hopping over the English Channel or embarking on a long haul journey across the Atlantic, getting comfortable on a plane can be one of the simplest or most difficult things you can do.

It doesn’t matter whether you are enjoying fine cuisine and extra legroom in first class or squashed in economy, getting comfy is of utmost importance. You can maybe get some much needed sleep or relax with a book, magazine or a film but only if you can get some peace and quiet.

There are certain things you simply can’t avoid like loud talking passengers, screaming babies or the loud snorers that somehow can fall asleep in any kind of environment, but there is something you can change. While it is comforting that the engine hums along in the background but it can be annoying if you’re looking to get some shuteye.

Thankfully, US low-cost airline jetBlue has released a handy video of the quietest places to sit on an aircraft. Pilot Christian P explains that if you want to escape the rumblings of the engine then you should sit towards the front of the aircraft.

The seasoned pilot added: “In most planes, the engines are located under the wings. Sitting in 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.”

So if you want to enjoy a peaceful flight then reserve your seat at the front of the aircraft, however it won’t stop the person next to you falling asleep on your shoulder or eating endless bags of peanuts.

If all else fails don’t forget to bring your earphones, eye mask and a travel pillow to help you drift off to sleep before you land.