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Ever Wondered Why Airplane Windows Aren't Always Aligned With Passenger Seats?

We all love to travel by Airplanes. The heights, the white clouds, the neverending sky, leave us mesmerized. But besides this, sometimes we feel the little prickle of annoyance when we don't be able to click the perfect cloud shot for our Social Media account.

Have you ever had to crane your neck just to take a glimpse of the shimmer of the skyline from the plane window right next to your seat? It's frustrating when our window seat offers more wall than window.

Well, there's a reason our airplane seat is woefully misaligned with the windows. And yes it has everything to do with the airline greed. 

Ever Wondered Why Airplane Windows Aren't Always Aligned With Passenger Seats?

Ever Wondered Why Airplane Windows Aren't Always Aligned With Passenger Seats?

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The relationship between seats and windows is not as we imagine

The relationship between seats and windows is not as we imagine

Airplane manufacturers actually plan for seat row positioning which generally lines up with windows. But few of them get partially obscured by the seat backs in front or behind. 

And all this gets changed when

And all this gets changed when

Whatever the manufacturer creates; all that changes when an airline buys a plane and wants to increase its profit.  

Why not design the plane with eventual seat spacing in mind?

Why not design the plane with eventual seat spacing in mind?

Airlines can decide thier own spacing so there would always be planes where they won't match up. 

Why did you do this with us?

Why did you do this with us?

Airlines cram more seats into the original design only due to competition.

You can understand this better as

You can understand this better as

Well, different carriers have different needs, and so, the plane manufacturers give them options for installing multiple tracks on the floor for fixing the seats. This allows the airlines to push the seat rows closer together or further apart. 

Because the airlines are designed once, but "decorated" by several airlines in several different manners. 

Because the airlines are designed once, but

The secret of lower prices. Bombshell.

The secret of lower prices. Bombshell.

Now, if the number of seats can be flexible. It boils down to bums-on-seats and getting in more revenue per flight. And due to more competition than their rivals, many of the budget airlines lower ticket prices by squeezing in more seats. 

Airliners skimp on spacing and stole our legroom

Airliners skimp on spacing and stole our legroom

Well, it indicates that misaligned windows aren't a complete loss. It's a small consolation for reduced legroom, but hey! We'll take whatever we can get. Wink. 

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