What do you think of windowless planes?

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21. Posted by BeateR (Full Member 193 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Oh, instead of a seat-plan of 3 - 4 - 3 it could be 4 - 3 - 4, or 3 - 5- 3, means one seat more in a row.
Because if there is no window the wall can be build thinner (they themselfs say, it would safe weight).

22. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 637 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting BeateR

Oh, instead of a seat-plan of 3 - 4 - 3 it could be 4 - 3 - 4, or 3 - 5- 3, means one seat more in a row.
Because if there is no window the wall can be build thinner (they themselfs say, it would safe weight).

In the first video the narrator actually touts wider seating as a benefit of thinner walls. Assuming total fuselage width (of any plane) I wonder how much extra space could be gained by eliminating windows - enough for another seat? I'm envisioning the same amount of seats with a bit of width added - perhaps just a few inches each seat?

Quoting BeateR

And the pictures in the 2 videos only show the First Class.

The second video seems to depict a private jet and the first video again mentions those wider seats "for all passengers"

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Sep-2019, 14:17 GMT by road to roam ]

23. Posted by BeateR (Full Member 193 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

For me this are empty promises.
As the 380 was build all airlines promised more space. And what happened: more seats in a row.

24. Posted by madtraveler (Budding Member 6 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

I think this idea of a windowless plane may freak some passengers out. Visual of where you are flying has been one of the highlights of traveling in airlines.

25. Posted by Cottonwood (Full Member 349 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

I need to see out. I love to see where I am plus I love to photograph the land below, the clouds, whatever as we fly. I get bored watching a tv monitor plus I get motion sickness reading, therefor, I need a window.

26. Posted by forevertrips (Budding Member 7 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

I agree most people now just look at their phones/tablet and the only people I see looking at the windows are first-time flyers. I disagree with having planes without a window just because I like to see what is in a city from far away. I like looking at a city in a faraway perspective .

27. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2637 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

I choose aisle seats anyway so it is easy get up and stretch and take a pee every now and then without waking someone up in the way. For long flights I have been on the shades are down for a good part of the ride anyway

28. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1786 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

Quoting forevertrips

I agree most people now just look at their phones/tablet and the only people I see looking at the windows are first-time flyers. I disagree with having planes without a window just because I like to see what is in a city from far away. I like looking at a city in a faraway perspective .

Clouds get boring after awhile. Even pretty ones. But I do like to take photos on take-off and landing when I am close enough to the ground to actually see something. My grandson didn't like flying and he didn't want a window seat, which was great for me.

29. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 637 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

Quoting forevertrips

...and the only people I see looking at the windows are first-time flyers.

People flying for the first time only? How do you determine this?

30. Posted by Dymphna (Respected Member 223 posts) 49w Star this if you like it!

Quoting forevertrips

I agree most people now just look at their phones/tablet and the only people I see looking at the windows are first-time flyers. I disagree with having planes without a window just because I like to see what is in a city from far away. I like looking at a city in a faraway perspective .

I prefer the window seat and I am a long time flier. I have several people I book for who do prefer the window. Your premise is false.