One of my favorite seats on Delta wide body jets like the 767-300/400 series is the 1-2-1 seat configuration. I really like the forward facing seats vs any of the angled seats and I especially dislike the narrow feel of the 777 seats. But these are just tops in my book.
But what is the “best” seat? To me it all depends on a day or night flight. Notice that the “odd” numbered seats have a larger space between you and the aisle. The “even” seats have the space between you and the window.
The result is simply this. You are going to “feel” the wall of the jet a bit more when awake but when you want to sleep having the extra buffer is sweet between you and those walking past you. If you are taking a night flight I suggest the odd seats along the fuselage.
However, on a day time flight I like more space and like quick access to the aisle and the even seats provide just that. You also get a nice large space to put your “stuff” out of the way of anyone walking past you that could get bumped etc. This is just about the perfect seat for me for a daytime long flight.
But what if you are traveling as a couple? Here again the same type rules apply but with a tweak. One of you will be protected on both sides with a buffer for a night flight. The other will not have the same perfectly protected night flight. Also, if you are not flying as a couple, you may find the shared space a bit too cozy if you know what I mean. – René
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