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The Very Best Seat on an Airplane for Every Type of Need

Reader's Digest Logo By Marissa Laliberte,Aly Walansky of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: Airplane crashes are extremely rare, and no one’s died in a commercial American plane crash in the past seven years. But if you’re worried, the most survivable seats in a plane crash tend to be in the back of the aircraft close to the tail section. 'This has been proven in both real and simulated accidents, as the tail will tend to separate first or be the last spot to impact,' says Dan Boland, co-founder of <a href=''></a>. 'That's why aircraft black boxes are always in the tail section.'

Spoiler alert: Bulkhead seats and exit rows shouldn't always be your top choice.

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