Re: Airliner Windows

Date:         06 Sep 97 02:55:08 
From:         Paul Saccani <>
Organization: University of Malaya
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M. Yan Chin wrote:
> Is there a technical reason why all airliners seem to have the same
> small windows?  Larger ones seem like such an obvious thing to do to
> enhance passenger comfort.

They were the downfall of the Comet. Larger windows would add cost and
complexity, and increase pressures on environmental systems.  Windows
don't do much for passenger comfort.  In wide bodies, the setting sun
through a distant window can be uncomfortable for passengers, and they
are too far away to ask for it to be closed.