OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
If you look at MAS' latest B747-400, why there isn't any window at the 6th and 8th window frame? I know this is not normal as on all the B744 that I had been on, including MAS' the back cabin usually all have cabin windows. I know somewhere above the wing, there isn't any window in a couple of seats. Is there any particular reasons for this? Has anyone been on to this aircraft yet? How about other MAS' recent B744, 9M-MPO? Attached is two pictures of the 9M-MPP, and you can see it pretty clearly at the back cabin there is 2 windows missing.
OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1501 times:
No I don't think it's a galley, coz MAS have Economy seats all the way at the back cabin. You can find the galley at the fourth door for MAS' Economy Class. MAS' B744 galley is normally aligned along the 4 center seats, and not by the side. However, after door no. 2, there is a disabled restrooms though, thus explaining for the lack of window there.
Is there any other airlines that do not have windows at the back cabin?
MAS still have to combis, but they are in storage. They do not use them anywhere for their scheduled flight now, but I am not too sure for charter. Maybe they could convert them into freighters now, and can probably stop leasing the aircraft from Atlas Air? MAS' last Combi service was in March 2002.
Hkgspotter1: Thanx for the info. I had not seen any photos of the 9M-MPQ here. Do you know if 9M-MPO have any city names on it? As far as I know, MAS' B744 from 9M-MPK to 9M-MPN does not have any names on it.
Hkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
Many (but not all - see Thai's new 744s) of the newer build 744s have two less windows near the rear of the aircraft. I am not sure why this is the case, but maybe it is some kind of structural modification to the design of the 744? Have a look at these photos:
OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1341 times:
Actually the last couple of rows are my favorite seats in the Economy section when I am traveling alone. First of all, there is only another person beside me (I like to sit on the aisle during long-haul due to the "extra" legspace as I am pretty tall, but only window for short-haul!) Without the window, this wouldn't do me any good! The last few rows are the best way I can seat near a window without 2 person beside me.
Airbus Lover: I don't even think some B744s are stored. If they are, then they are probably stored in Avalon, Victoria, Australia, I think. I had not heard anything about MAS parking some B744. Their B777 is fully utilized now, with some shortage of B777 I believe.