Thursday, 9 July 2020

Why the windowless window seat?

Some 'window' seat are actually windowless, so instead of scenic sky views, passenger will a boring because of grey or white panel.Why the windowless window seat? Essentially, it’s all about air circulation.

Based on information from Virgin Australia website on all Boeing 737 aircraft , air conditioning distribution ducts run through the main body of the aircraft. These ducts run up the side of the fuselage to overhead vents, in the space where a some windowless would normally be. 
The  space where a some windowless will deliver air conditioning throughout the cabin via overhead vents.

It’s not just a feature of the Boeing 737 aircraft either! You’ll find this on most of their fleet, including the Boeing 777s, 747s, 757s and even the 737 MAXs. Most Airbus aircraft types also have a similar windowless window seat, so it’s not exclusive to one aircraft type or corporation; it’s actually a pretty common design feature across commercial aircraft.

With this in mind, if you do find yourself sat in one of the ‘windowless window seats’ on your next flight, keep an eye out for the windowless window seat and you'll know that it's the reason why the aircraft cabin is nicely air conditioned to a comfortable temperature.

Image : Virgin Australia

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