Beware the 'windowless' window seat on planes

Beware the ‘windowless’ window seats on planes: Here’s why they exist – and how to avoid them!

  • A Twitter user posted a picture of her windowless seat to Twitter
  • She wrote: ‘I’ve made a terrible, terrible, terrible mistake’
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Ben Smithson from The Points Guy UK in a windowless window seat

On a plane, when is a window seat not a window seat? When it’s one of the dreaded ‘windowless’ seats.

Yes, believe it or not, not every cabin window seat on a passenger aircraft comes with an actual window, as Twitter users have recently been complaining about.

Traveller Kalie Marsch posted a picture of her windowless window seat with the caption: ‘I’ve made a terrible, terrible, terrible mistake.’

And other Twitter users were quick to offer their sympathy.

Susan Conroy McLeod wrote: ‘The worst. I’m an obsessive window-seater and this would make me have a slight panic attack.’

And ‘Timmo. Capt Yank&Bank’, said: ‘The least they could do is have a picture of a window there!’

Travel site The Points Guy UK has also experienced the windowless window seat and sent MailOnline Travel a picture of team member Ben Smithson in one (looking mysteriously delighted with his berth).

So why do planes feature windowless window seats?

Nicky Kelvin, Head of The Points Guy UK, said: ‘They’re often due to the manufacturer using that space to feed through certain avionics (aviation electronics) or essential components such as air-conditioning ducts.

On seats that put the traveller at a disadvantage in some way are marked in red

Hover your mouse over a seat marked in red on Seat Guru and a pop-up message will reveal why it carries a warning

‘Frequently emergency exit window seats don’t include a window view as design dictates window placement on the emergency exit door, which often results in an obscured view.’

So is there a guaranteed method for avoiding them?

Your best bet is to use On this site travellers input their airline and flight number to yield a seat layout for the aircraft they’ll be flying on.

Seats that put the traveller at a disadvantage in some way are marked in red. Hover the mouse cursor over the seat and a pop-up message will reveal why the seat is carrying a warning, including whether it features a window or not.

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