Many travelers like to sit on airplane seats near the portholes to admire the clouds and scenery from above, but sometimes they can get a “wall view” instead.
According to The Sun, even though it is much more comfortable to sleep in such places in flight, leaning on a hard flat surface, most air passengers prefer to avoid the “worst seat” on the plane. Some complain that in this case, the flight will be incredibly boring, others nod to claustrophobia, and still others to the lack of sunlight.
Aviation expert Kali Marsh shared an example of such a place on her Twitter.
As Nicky Kelvin, senior director of travel website The Points Guy UK, explained to the Daily Mail, windowless seats are common on passenger planes.
“Their presence is often because the manufacturer uses this space to power certain avionics (aviation electronics) or major components such as air conditioning ducts,” he noted.
In addition, he said, often places without a porthole are located near an emergency exit because the design dictates the placement of the window on the door, not the surface next to it.
It is also noted that the lack of a window may be because planes are not always created for only one airline, which means that the seats in the cabin do not coincide with the windows.
How to avoid a seat without a window on an airplane?
Travelers are advised to use SeatGuru to ensure they have a comfortable seat during their flight. Simply enter your flight number and airline to see the location of the seats on the plane.
Unwanted locations that are likely to have flaws will be highlighted in red and accompanied by a “pitfall” explanation. It will also indicate whether there is a window.
At the same time, Ryanair passengers have repeatedly urged people not to book seats 11A, 11F, or 12F on the airline’s flights, because it is precisely near these seats in its planes that there are often no windows.
As reported by DIP, previous passenger airline crew members and frequent travelers shared tips on which seats to avoid on board the plane so as not to sit next to small children.