Aisle seat, please.
March 24, 2012 6:58 PM Subscribe
"Economy class syndrome" is a myth -- but stay away from that window seat.
posted by dontjumplarry (45 comments total)
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There is no evidence that a seat in economy class raises your risk for deep vein thrombosis, according to guidelines issued last month by the American College of Chest Physicians. A window seat, however, does increase your risk of DVT by limiting your mobility.
(But passengers opting for the aisle seat should note that it may raise their risk of a head injury from falling luggage
The American College of Chest Physicians report also declared open season on in-flight cocktails, finding no evidence that alcohol or dehydration elevates the risk of DVT.