When I was younger, I enjoyed the view from a window seat. As I got older, however, I started getting a bit claustrophobic. Now I need an aisle seat, particluarly on longer flights. The idea of being "trapped" in a window or middle seat frightens me. I need the freedom to get up at will, without worrying about bothering anyone. If I am moved to a window seat on a long flight, I would seriously consider just skipping the flight.
When I flew recently, I selected aisle seats and got them. However, I almost missed a connection, and it occurred to me that if I missed it I could have been reassigned to a window seat on another flight.
Is there a way to guarantee an aisle seat? Any aisle seat will do. If you tell the airline company that you are claustrophobic, will they accomodate you? Does it depend on the airline? Thanks.