Why does Boeing miss certain windows in their planes?

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  1. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Was watching some Qantas Boeing 734's/738's/763 etc today.

    I noticed that Boeing like missing certain windows.

    On the 738's, On the Left Hand side, there are 2 missing windows in the forward cabin (Roughly equating to rows 9 and 11).

    On the RHS of the plane, there is only 1 missing window, roughly around row 11.

    The same occurs with 763's and 734's that I watched.
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    Does anyone know why they do this? Does it strengthen the frame? Is it a sinister plot to give people "non window, window seats?

    Hmmm. All conspiracy theories and truthful comments gratefully received!
     
  2. straitman

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    Often this will relate to bulkheads and airframe strength although I don't know the specific answer on this occassion. 8) 8)
     
  3. oz_mark

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    I read somewhere once that it was related to some ducting (air conditioning or electrical) that was in that area of the plane.
     
  4. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    That is the correct answer.

    Dave
     
  5. Kiwi Flyer

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    Thanks for that - learn something every day :)

    Now if only it was next weeks lotto numbers :lol:
     
  6. MetroAir

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    Just lazy, that bit was built on a POETS day :lol:
     
  7. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Sweet. As Kiwi Flyer says, you do learn something new every day!
     
  8. oz_mark

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    Or it was Monday and the glazier had called in sick.
     
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