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Airbus A300/ A310 Rear Window Question  
User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2296 posts, RR: 19
Posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

Hello All:

Coming across many pictures of the Airbus A300/ A310, I have noticed they feature a rear window behind the L4, R4 service door. Why did Airbus feature this window? Was anyone ever seated back there?


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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

I have seen F/A jumpseats mounted adjacent to those windows on Pan Am A310-200s


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2670 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

On the A300/A310, the area behind the rear doors was used for lavatories. The window was there to give passengers a little extra light in that area as well as giving passengers an opportunity to look out of the window while waiting to use one of those lavatories.

On the A330/A340, the galley is located behind the rear doors, so the window was unnecessary. Most of the lavatories were moved to mid-cabin.


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8787 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Thread starter):
Coming across many pictures of the Airbus A300/ A310, I have noticed they feature a rear window behind the L4, R4 service door. Why did Airbus feature this window? Was anyone ever seated back there?

I've always wished they had a window in the toilets...



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24817 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 3):
I've always wished they had a window in the toilets...

Some aircraft do. LH A340-600 business class lavatory below. I believe SQ's soon to be retired A340-500s also have windows in some lavatories, as do some SAS 737s. Related earlier thread.
Windows In Airplane Bathrooms (by KDTWFlyer Jan 21 2005 in Civil Aviation)



User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6528 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Doesn't help you concentrate on your business, though.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 5):
Doesn't help you concentrate on your business, though.

Hence the shade provided as an option depending on Pax choice....  



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