Date: 17 Sep 97 02:49:19 From: Robert Kochersberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: North Carolina State University Followups: 1
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The thread on airliner windows made me think of this: In the early 1990s I had the occasion to fly on Jugoslovenska Aerotransport (JAT) twice--once on a 727, once on a DC-9. In each case, the passenger windows were made opaque. Light was transmitted through them, but nothing more--no clear images. A flight attendant said it was to "help the air conditioning," but obviously that wasn't the case. I suspect it was a security thing, but I wonder if anyone has any other ideas. Another gem from JAT: the smoking/nonsmoking division ran down the center aisle, with smokers on the left, nonsmokers on the right. Go figure.