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Air India's B747  
User currently offlineTriple Seven From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 530 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Does anyone know why Air India's 747s have extra sets of windows on its main deck ? The area in question is in the vicinity of the wing, between doors 2 & 3.
I know that the area are normally blanked off. Thanks.

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User currently offlineVirgina340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

I flew air India three times. The area in which your talking about has seats. If Air Idia is going to squeeze you in like cattle atleast they're nice enogh to give you a window seat :-) I saw this on their 747-200 and the 747-400. This airline is among many others who play the well known game called "how many seats can an airline fit into a 747" :-(


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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1283 times:
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Its also on their -300s. Then again the -300s are Combis. Like the above poster said, they love to pack 'em in! I've flown on them several times, only because I had no choice, at least they used my favorite aircraft for the flight  

Sammy


User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Yep, there are seats there. Last time I flew Air India was on a 747-200 in Jan 1997. If I remember right those seats are either right next to the galley or lav. I remember those seats because I looked at them and wondered - "how in the heck to those people see the movie?"

User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1250 times:
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Its tough luck for them to see a movie in a -200 unless they can peek into the next section, but I believe the -300s and-400s have aisle mounted monitors...

Sammy


User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Hi, Triple Seven,
I think that what you are mentioning are the "painted" windows. Air India does that so that the pattern of "palace" windows is unbroken. Actually there are no real windows. The 747s of Air India are like all the other ones, not a special construction.


User currently offlineTriple Seven From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

Thanks for the information guys. Much appreciated.

Triple Seven


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