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AI 744s With All Windows

Thu Jan 11, 2001 12:56 pm

Has anyone noticed that the B747-400 of Air India have all the windows after door 2 while all the other airlines have a few windows missing? On SIAs 744s, there are a few seats with no windows, but it appears that there is a window for every seat in an AI 744. Are there really any windows there?

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aduum
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RE: AI 744s With All Windows

Thu Jan 11, 2001 1:19 pm

Arent they painted on?
 
oxygen
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RE: AI 744s With All Windows

Thu Jan 11, 2001 1:25 pm

it depends on the configuration of each airlines' aircraft. A normal 747-400 has all the windows (like the AI one). Some of the windows are plugged because that area is used as a galley, toilet, storage etc. probably Air India's galleys and toilets are all located in the middle of the plane.
 
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RE: AI 744s With All Windows

Thu Jan 11, 2001 1:26 pm

oooops sorry, they are painted on
 
na
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RE: AI 744s With All Windows

Thu Jan 11, 2001 7:22 pm

AI paints the "missing" windows to keep the continous pattern of the typical palace windows. Actually every 747 has fuselage strengthening there.
 
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RE: AI 744s With All Windows

Thu Jan 11, 2001 7:34 pm

Na, you are mistaken.

AI 744s DO have windows at that location.

I enclose below a copy of the safety equipment schematic for AI's 744s, to illustrate my point.



Also, a copy of a Boeing company publication to illustrate that this is the default option on the 744.

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RE: AI 744s With All Windows

Thu Jan 11, 2001 11:29 pm

For a second, I thought that AI have their 744s configured with 34 " pitch in Economy, but then reality set in, and I noticed that the pic was of a hypothetical Boeing 744 model.
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