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

The only structural reason for it is price restructuring. The planes are designed with one window per row for optimal comfort. As you can see with this pic, it's an airline for the legless. Higher profits require less legroom for all.

Posted by: Kraeg on September 28, 2004 05:51 AM
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