My questions concern the gaps in the otherwise continuous cabin window pattern observable on all Boeing 767s, especially just ahead of the wing.
Next week I will be travelling by Air New Zealand 767-300ER on a trans-Pacific flight. My seat assignation is in row 13. The first question is: in that row, am I doomed to a "non-viewing" window seat? (BTW, don't you just love that oxymoron?)
Although I've flown in plenty of 767s before, this will be my first time on an NZ example. As we all know, every operator has a different seating layout, particularly in this area of the cabin---so my previous experience with other airlines' 767s means little. To find out the NZ 763 cabin configuration, I've checked all the sources I can find; the most helpful has been SeatGuru, which seems to indicate that everything will be just fine and I won't be staring at a blank wall after all. But is it true?
My second, more general question is: why are those windows omitted anyway? I have always believed it was because there were extra frames at those stations in the fuselage structure. Is this correct?
Thanks for any help.