Mystery of the Missing 737 Window

Jan 30th, 2001, 04:30 AM
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jos
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Mystery of the Missing 737 Window

(Ok, I'll try one more time

One way to resolve the close-the-shade dilemma --

For some unknown reason, 737s are missing one window -- the one right over the front of the engines. No, this is not an exit.

Depending on the configuration chosen by the airline, somewhere around row 9, 10, or 11 there is one row with no windows. Thus, if you're assigned to 9A or 9F in a window seat, what you have is a blank-wall seat. Again, this is not an exit row.

Does anyone have a clue why McD-Douglas did this? (If you don't believe me, look at the exterior photos of 737s on any airline website. The seating charts, of course, won't show the missing window.)
 
Jan 30th, 2001, 04:31 AM
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Woops, sorry, that would be Boeing.
 
Jan 30th, 2001, 04:32 AM
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And also sorry for duplicate post -- my server is behaving badly.
 
Feb 4th, 2001, 06:59 PM
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Can't explain, Jos. But a couple years ago I flew on a 777 with what was billed as a 'window seat' and it didn't have a window. Ended up loving the location as there was plenty of leg-room; the row was around 27 (?) and it might have been a designated exit row, not sure.
 
Feb 5th, 2001, 02:59 AM
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The reason is that there are several airducts as well as wiring going top to bottom along the fuselage skin in that particular area.
But some airlines' configuration nevertheless give you a portion of the window in front if you're stuck there.
 
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