THE MYSTERY OF THE WINDOWLESS WINDOW SEAT
I can't say I've accidentally booked the notorious windowless window seat when flying, but I have thought it curious as I head down the cabin to the cheap seats.
Virgin Australia has cleared the air, so to speak, on this mystery today.
So, you take your seat in 9A, look across to see your fellow passenger in 9F has a window seat, as does the passenger in 8A and 10A. So, why you? Why 9A? Essentially, it’s all about air…
Apparently, all Boeing 737 aircraft have air conditioning distribution ducts that run through the fuselage. These ducts deliver air conditioning throughout the cabin via overhead vents.
Most of the Boeing aircraft including 777s, 747s, 757s and even the 737 MAX have this "feature". But it's not exclusive to Boeing as it does exist in Airbus aircraft as well.
Virgin have kindly shared which seats to avoid booking if you wish for a view, these include:
Seat 9A - Boeing 737-800 aircraft
Seat 39A - Airbus 330-200 aircraft
Seats 21A and 21K - Boeing 777-300ER aircraft
So as the mercury hits 37 degrees here in Melbourne today, next time you spot the windowless seat on a hot day, smile knowingly as you pass by that aisle.
As the publisher of both GadgetNET and StereoNET, Marc can still be found buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the Event Director of the International HiFi Show.
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