SignValue
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Commercial Flight Passenger Ground Visibility

Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:48 am

I am an advertising consultant studying passenger ground visibility on commercial flights in the US. Does anyone know if there are statistics or studies on passenger ground visibility? Is it just window seats? How many passenger windows vs. middle and isle seats on typical US commercial flights?

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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RE: Commercial Flight Passenger Ground Visibility

Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:49 am

Quoting SignValue (Thread starter):
Is it just window seats?

Eh? I'm not trying to be flippant here, but have you ever seen the ground from a seat in the middle of a plane?
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RE: Commercial Flight Passenger Ground Visibility

Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:06 am

I presume you're trying to sell advertising space of rooftops near airports.

The ratio of window seats to non-window seats on aircraft types ranges from 1/4 for regional jets and turboprops, 2/5 or 1/3 for single aisle types and anywhere from 2/7 to 1/5 for widebody types.

Basically, only window seats have a "good" view of the ground.

Look at seatguru.com to get an idea of how many window seats to non window seats there are on various types. Remember to divide everything by 2 because only half the airplane can see a given object on the ground. Analyzing how many eyes per day might see a sign from the air is a tough job, but it should be possible.

Good luck.
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RE: Commercial Flight Passenger Ground Visibility

Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:18 am

Quoting HangarRat (Reply 2):
The ratio of window seats to non-window seats on aircraft types ranges from 1/4 for regional jets and turboprops, 2/5 or 1/3 for single aisle types and anywhere from 2/7 to 1/5 for widebody types.

I think you meant 2/3 to 1/2 for RJ's and props. 1-2 seating in some RJ's means 66% of seats are windows, 2-2 means 50%.
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RE: Commercial Flight Passenger Ground Visibility

Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:01 am

Quoting Lemurs (Reply 3):
I think you meant 2/3 to 1/2 for RJ's and props. 1-2 seating in some RJ's means 66% of seats are windows, 2-2 means 50%.

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