Window or aisle? There's no right or wrong answer, but late chef Anthony Bourdain had his reasons why he preferred window seats while traveling via airplane.
Talking to Forbes, Bourdain explained why he preferred window seats. Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin joined him, and they discussed all things travel. Considering how much time they spent on airplanes, the two chefs shared their knowledge, from airport foods to what to order while you're flying.
Bourdain explained that his love for window seats wasn't about looking at the big skies. He merely wanted to sleep.
As he told Forbes:
"Aisle, if you've got a weak bladder. Window, if you just want to sleep undisturbed,"
"I'm a sleeper. I want to crash out. I've been doing this for years."
Bourdain would only wake up for a glass of scotch on the rocks, and perhaps a cheese plate. Otherwise, he was all about sleeping. As he explained:
"I've been getting on planes for 200 days a year. As soon as I smell jet fuel, I'm out. I'm asleep for takeoff. I'm asleep for landing. I'm all about the window. I can wedge my head between the seat and the window during takeoff and fall asleep very nicely. And once I wake up in the air, I go back and as close to flat as the airline allows me."
Some might disagree, but for us, it's all about window seats as well. Not because we need to catch up on sleeping, but it's more private, and the view's better, to be quite honest.
Check out Bourdain's video bellow: