Feng Shui just might be the reason for plane seat selection when flying according to the team at FlightNetwork.com in Canada.
With seat preferences like the aisle seat so you can stretch out, or the window seat so you can get a 30,000 foot view, FlightNetwork.com set out to discover why travellers have such a strong and consistent preference.
Enlisting the help of a Feng Shui expert Tila Silverio helps explain how the ancient Chinese philosophy impacts on peoples seat selection.
Dating back 5000 years, Feng Shui is based on the principal that energy (or chi) flows through everyone and everything. It is this that affects everything, including seating choices on a plane.
Tila Silverio explains the Feng Shui Five Elements Theory in relation to seating choice on a plane.
The Feng Shui Seating Chart:
Front of the Plane = Fire element, aka Control freak
Middle of the Plane = Earth element, aka Stuck in the MEDDLE with you
Lower Right = Metal element, aka This seat fabric clashes with my outfit but those flight attendant uniforms are FABULOUS!
The lower right side of the airplane is reserved for you. You are fun loving and creative; the first thing you’ll notice is the uniforms’ style and colours and interior décor of the airplane, and you’ll likely be restyling them all in your mind. You love to share and will likely offer to split your snack with your seatmate.
Upper Left = Wood element, aka Don’t let this book fool you; I’m watching you.
What element are you?
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: Kate Webster