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Airbus A300/ A310 Rear Window Question

Fri May 31, 2013 7:15 am

Hello All:

Coming across many pictures of the Airbus A300/ A310, I have noticed they feature a rear window behind the L4, R4 service door. Why did Airbus feature this window? Was anyone ever seated back there?


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RE: Airbus A300/ A310 Rear Window Question

Fri May 31, 2013 11:09 pm

I have seen F/A jumpseats mounted adjacent to those windows on Pan Am A310-200s
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RE: Airbus A300/ A310 Rear Window Question

Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:22 am

On the A300/A310, the area behind the rear doors was used for lavatories. The window was there to give passengers a little extra light in that area as well as giving passengers an opportunity to look out of the window while waiting to use one of those lavatories.

On the A330/A340, the galley is located behind the rear doors, so the window was unnecessary. Most of the lavatories were moved to mid-cabin.
 
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RE: Airbus A300/ A310 Rear Window Question

Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:30 am

Quoting SXDFC (Thread starter):
Coming across many pictures of the Airbus A300/ A310, I have noticed they feature a rear window behind the L4, R4 service door. Why did Airbus feature this window? Was anyone ever seated back there?

I've always wished they had a window in the toilets...
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RE: Airbus A300/ A310 Rear Window Question

Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:46 pm

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 3):
I've always wished they had a window in the toilets...

Some aircraft do. LH A340-600 business class lavatory below. I believe SQ's soon to be retired A340-500s also have windows in some lavatories, as do some SAS 737s. Related earlier thread.
Windows In Airplane Bathrooms (by KDTWFlyer Jan 21 2005 in Civil Aviation)

 
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RE: Airbus A300/ A310 Rear Window Question

Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:39 pm

Doesn't help you concentrate on your business, though.
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RE: Airbus A300/ A310 Rear Window Question

Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:36 am

Quoting Aesma (Reply 5):
Doesn't help you concentrate on your business, though.

Hence the shade provided as an option depending on Pax choice....  
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