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keesje
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Window Sizes, How High Is The Real Value, ROI?

Mon May 01, 2006 11:51 pm

Last week I flew an MD11 and B744 (upperdeck)

The difference is window size is huge, at least that is my impression. On the MD11 they are on the right height too. Anyone has the actual window sizes / areas?

Searching on a.net trip reports and google I could not find any comment on the MD11 window size.

Considering how long the MD11 has been flying (had the dc10 the same?) and the emphasis on the attractiveness of the 787 large windows I wonder;
Have we been "learned" that window size is/will be very important or is it really?

It seems only window passengers (2 out of 8-9) and only during day time benefit from it (if they don't close it (partially) to have better PTV quality, or block the hot sun..)


photo by keesje playing with his new digital camera 2002, JAL744..
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RE: Window Sizes, How High Is The Real Value, ROI?

Sat May 06, 2006 5:11 am

So can anyone provide with the window areas of MD11, Boeing 747 and Boeing 787?

Why did McD make them so big, did they use it in marketing the aircraft?


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Are the MD11 windows twice as large?
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RE: Window Sizes, How High Is The Real Value, ROI?

Sat May 06, 2006 5:55 am

Windows actually difer, for example, I found the A32x windows really small. And now Boeing claims the A380 has few small windows.

For me, the window size is VERY important. I like big windows, any comments?

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RE: Window Sizes, How High Is The Real Value, ROI?

Sat May 06, 2006 6:00 am

Quoting UairFokker (Reply 2):
For me, the window size is VERY important. I like big windows, any comments?

For me the size is less important than the position. Upstairs on a 747 they seem awkwardly low and many turboprops - such as the unloved (by me) Fokker 50 - have them way too low. On both the 737 and A320 they seem fine to me - both the size and location are comfortable.
 
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RE: Window Sizes, How High Is The Real Value, ROI?

Sat May 06, 2006 6:46 am

I find the 744 (Lower Deck) windows nicely positioned for viewing...........I also like the 738............

It doesn't really matter unless I'm on the ground or the scenery is nice. I would forgo them on a LHR-EWR flight, but never on anything to CPT, YVR, or HKG. (I saw the most amazing sunrise on my recent LHR-CPT)
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