treemoss, yes, that's true. I always have decision angst though - will it be better? What if it's not? Arrghhh...
Paul, kayla and Jane, that's what I'm afraid of - even if I give up my beloved aisle seat, I still may not be able to sleep.
periscope, my flight doesn't leave MSP till almost 10 pm but I'm not sure that will help.
Andrea, my flight is a 2-4-2 configuration as well, but I'm solo so the person next to me is a stranger. I'm sort of hoping that it might stay open, which would be a real luxury. But I know I can't count on that happening.
Mary, ugh! That would creep me out...
Donald, that's why I'm flying direct out of MSP. This year my flight to Germany originated in Duluth, so I had to be there 3 hours early (so around 8 am). Then the flight to MSP was delayed so I sat in that tiny 4-gate airport for almost 5 hours, then had a 3 1/2 layover at MSP. I was exhausted before I even boarded the main leg. This trip I will sleep in, drive the 2 1/2 hours to Minneapolis in early afternoon, park my car at friend's house, then take the light rail to the airport and have a nice dinner while I wait to board around 9 pm-ish. So even if I still don't get any sleep, it will be more bearable.
Fred, I would love to arrive in the morning but I can't seem to find decent flights out of MSP that will get me there then. When I used to fly out of CVG, almost all my arrivals were in the morning (and departures in early evening) but not any more.
SJ and AMann, grabbing hair! I sometimes have to hold the seat in front of me to get out but I'm always careful and try not to exert to much force (and certainly try to avoid hair!). Sheesh! And AMann, the touching thing is weird. Some people!
Silas, yeah, I think I'd be a little annoyed, too.