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Airbus - That Little End Window  
User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

Does anyone know what that little window behind the rearmost door on the old Airbuses (A300 and A310) was for? I remember looking at pictures of it when I was a kid and imagining a single row of seats on the other side, although I doubt this was the case. Was it to brighten up the galley, make passengers keen to spend long amounts of time in a bright toilet or something else? Why did they eliminiate it?

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User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

On the Monarch A300 I flew, the window at the back illuminated a small lobby area which was behind the galley where there where some toilets. I too once thought it was where they had squeezed in an extra row until I flew on one.

User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 770 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

As ACEregular says the aft window provides illumination to the corridor on each side leading to the 2 toilets on each side & also to the galley area. The windows only exist on the aircraft where the rear galley is "transverse" (crossing from the left to the right of the cabin)....if it has a "longtitudinal" galley the window isn't there - have a look at an AA A300.

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User currently offlineUpsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 823 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

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This one is with the window

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This one is with the window sealed

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Eastern had them

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American has none



User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

I could have sworn I saw one of our (AA's) A300's with that little window before, because I remember thinking the same thing--what is that for? Maybe the plate that covers it just fell off or something, I don't know. But all of our A300's have galley compartments right there that would block the view anyway.

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