brucek From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3783 times:
I searched here but couldn't find the answer- I just flew ATL-DEN as a pax on a DL 738 and was in seat A13, and had no window (the double window panel had one window only). I looked across the aisle and noted that F14 was the same. Is this something to do with where the fuselage sections are joined?
MSYPI7185 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 699 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3557 times:
A/C ducting travels throught that part of the fuselage, that is why there is no window there. The engines themselves are designed to contain the very rare failure of the engine disk, although there have been a few instances in the past where an uncontained engine failure has occurred.
brucek From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3148 times:
Thanks for the info. I was able to see a limited view out of the seat in front of me (the small portion of it behind the seat back ahead of me), but I wonder how a claustrophobic person might feel- always the potential to change seats I guess.
Thanks, the flight was originally scheduled on an MD90 which I have never flown in before. DL does a great job, IMO.
JBAirwaysFan From United States of America, joined May 2009, 798 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3005 times:
Yes, to my disappointment I had that happen on my last 738 trip with DL. The 763 ER is also missing a window in Row 13 and 15 I believe. The MD-88 has a window in 13 but it is a bit of a strain on the neck. I never sit in row 13 anymore.
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Incorrect. This is not a turboprop. 737's have a missing window at the engine area. That missing window, why? Because there is a fan duct there that goes from the floor to the ceiling to distribute air.
Quoting MadDogJT8D (Reply 2): I always thought it was airconditioning ducting or something since it is kind of noisy in that area of the aircraft.
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Tristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3712 posts, RR: 34 Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2832 times:
Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 7): That missing window, why? Because there is a fan duct there that goes from the floor to the ceiling to distribute air.
On the B737-200, there was a full set of windows. The air conditioning riser ducts on each side, were each split into six small pipes that were routed around the windows and up. But these pipes were very small, and prone to blockage, so when Boeing changed to the B737-300, they took out a window and put one big pipe on each side. Shame about the view, but it works much better.
No aircraft is armoured against a disk failure. The energy is far too high. I think you're thinking of a blade-out, which is supposed to be contained by the engine.
Quoting MSYPI7185 (Reply 3): The engines themselves are designed to contain the very rare failure of the engine disk, although there have been a few instances in the past where an uncontained engine failure has occurred.
Nobody designs commercial engines to contain disk failures. You protect against disk failures by designing safe-life disks. It's totally impractical to contain a failed disk, and I'm not aware of anyone who's successfully done it. Containing a failed *blade* is a requirement, which is proven during engine certification. This occasionally results in some low energy bits escaping from the engine at odd angles which may reach the fuselage, but this is a totally different case than a disk failure (i.e. rotor burst), which will throw metal right through the entire engine case and fuselage.
Starlionblue From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2004, 15904 posts, RR: 66 Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1961 times:
Quoting iowaman (Reply 19): Usually, you can book exit rows 24 hours before departure as well as preferred seats, if available. The exception is on Saab flights, where exit rows are available to non-elites any time.
Very much airline dependent.
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HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31228 posts, RR: 58 Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1911 times:
Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 8):
On the B737-200, there was a full set of windows. The air conditioning riser ducts on each side,
On the B732 they were routed from the Main Distribution Manifold through numerous narrow ducts to the Overhead Distribution Manifold.The Later versions used Wider ducts.
The B732 ducts had a problem of splitting & leakage.