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KLM 737 Window Question  
User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24858 posts, RR: 22
Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

Just curious if anyone knows why the 2nd window from the front is plugged on the left side of KLM 737s. Photos of -700 below.


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I had never noticed this before but was on two KL 737-700s this past weekend and noticed the blank wall panel adjacent to row 1 on the left side only. Since the first row has almost 3 windows it's not a problem but just couldn't think of a reason for blanking out the 2nd window on one side only. It's a normal window directly opposite on the right side. I've checked photos of KL 737-800s and -900s and it's the same.

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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

It could be the placement of a lavatory though the forward lav's on our FL/WN 737's is right behind the cockpit ahead of the L1 door. Or, maybe for a special partician between first/business class and coach. Just my guesses.


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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24858 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 1):
t could be the placement of a lavatory though the forward lav's on our FL/WN 737's is right behind the cockpit ahead of the L1 door. Or, maybe for a special partician between first/business class and coach. Just my guesses.

The forward lav on KL 737s is also right behind the cockpit forward of the door. And KL 737s only have a movable curtain divider since the European type of business class on almost all carriers uses a variable number of Y class rows according to demand, with the middle seat left empty. Rows foward of the overwing exits on KL 737s also have about 2 more inches of pitch (33 vs. 31 inches I believe) but all the seats are identical 3-3 Y class seats.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

Probably a Lavatory/galley location.


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User currently offline76er From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 511 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4148 times:

AFAIK it's where the coatroom is. Which are in the process of being removed to make room for another row of seats, by the way.

User currently offlineLeej From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4118 times:

A quick look on the KLM seat plans reveals
User currently offlineLeej From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4104 times:

Not sure what happened there. KLM website seatplan for the 737 700 indeed shows the coatroom!

User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24858 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Quoting Leej (Reply 6):
Not sure what happened there. KLM website seatplan for the 737 700 indeed shows the coatroom!

I found a related thread on Flyertalk. The coatrooms on all KL 737s are being removed. They began removing them last April. I've been on about 6 KL 737-700s in the past couple of months and none had coatrooms. I note the KL 738 seat map on their website shows the new configuration without the coatrooms. Maybe they've completed the job on the 738s but not yet on the 73Gs and 739s.

What I now don't understand is why the first window wasn't also plugged when the coatrooms were installed, as both the first and second windows would have been blocked by the coatroom. See no reason why the first window was needed as the coatroom butted against the bulkhead behind the galley (the bulkhead that's now in front of 1-A/B/C).


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

why do they call it the coatroom,why not the coatcupboard.


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