January 01, 2003

Bogus Window Seats

Category: Aviation

NWA 757: Expecting a window seat, this is what I got. Had the flight not been a merciful 45 minutes, I might have clawed a window of my own.

My guess is there is a structural reason for this blocked window, but why couldn't they put the lavatory here? Or the galley? There are actually 4 seats like this on the NWA 757, on both sides of rows 19 and 21. I suggest avoiding these rows if you dont like feeling as if you're in a submarine.

Posted by Nick at January 1, 2003 04:15 PM | TrackBack


Wow. It's kind of misleading to call that a window seat! Next time I buy an airline ticket I'm checking the online diagram first -- I wouldn't want that to happen to me.

Posted by: Beth on January 2, 2003 03:17 PM

You should have ripped an image out of the airline's magazine (like from the travel section) and taped it up where the window should have been... :)

Posted by: James on January 27, 2003 04:59 PM

This sorta happened to me, except my seat did have a window, with a lovely view of the jet engine! It was on a NW DC-9, in the rear of the aircraft. The engine not only blocked the entire view out of the aircraft, but the constant droning/vibrating sound next to my head gave me a headache as I flew from Denver to Minneapolis (about a 2 1/2 hour flight). So the moral of the story is, if you are taking a flight on a DC-9, don't take the seats in the back!

Posted by: Jim on March 25, 2003 04:45 AM

looks like a nice spot for a curtain

Posted by: ed on April 16, 2003 02:26 PM

Perhaps reclining the chair would let you see out the window?

Posted by: m on December 20, 2003 08:25 PM
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