Re: Airliner Windows

Date:         06 Sep 97 02:55:08 
From: (Michael Baldamus)
Organization: Technical University of Berlin, Germany
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Stephen H. Westin ( wrote:

: In response to another posting, I have also wondered why they don't
: just move the windows up in the fuselage; they are definitely too low
: for me. Perhaps the designers assume that we only want to look down at
: the ground...

As an ordinary customer, I would like to remark that shorter people
might feel more enclosed if the windows were higher. At the same
time, taller people may find them merely inconvenient. The principle
of maximizing the average well-being, thus, dictates the current
placement. ;-)

Michael Baldamus
graduate student
Berlin, Germany