Why does Boeing miss certain windows in their planes?

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Mal

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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.

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!
 

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Mal said:
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.

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!

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

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

That is the correct answer.

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

Thanks for that - learn something every day :)

Now if only it was next weeks lotto numbers :D
 

Mal

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