Sitting on the exit row last night I noticed something that surprised me- It seemed that the 2 inboard boost pump covers were not flush on their leading edges. When we climbed out of the soup we were heading east with the sun setting and at that point it was clear that they were casting shadows forward so the leading edge had to be elevated. The 3rd cover that is farther out on the wing was clearly flush and also did not cast a shadow.
-Is this normal and I've just never noticed it before?
-If so, why would drag be tolerated when it seems this would be so easy to fix?
If this turns out to be another NACA opening answer, I think I’ll give up asking these kinds of questions