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Why are airplane windows and seats not aligned? here's the explanation!

The windows and seats on an airplane are not aligned because the interior design of a commercial airplane was created to accommodate a large number of passengers in a limited space by considering various factors such as passenger comfort, safety and efficiency.

Cabin Design:

Aircraft cabin design must take into account many things, including the weight distribution and balance of the aircraft during the flight and the placement of seats along the windows and aisles must be carefully designed to achieve the right balance.

Luggage Space:

Under the window there is a baggage space or layer of insulation that can interfere with placing the seat parallel to the window and To optimize space in the aircraft, the seat can be placed slightly towards the window.


Placing seats not parallel to windows can also make it easier to access emergency exits for rescue equipment and egress in emergency situations.

Balance and Stability:

Placing seats parallel to the window can result in uneven weight distribution throughout the aircraft, which can affect the balance and stability of the aircraft during flight.

Space for Windows:

Windows on aircraft come in various sizes and shapes depending on the type of aircraft and therefore for some types of aircraft the seats may be placed away from the windows to provide sufficient space for all types of windows used in the aircraft design.

Convenience Factor:

Placing seats that are not parallel to the window also takes into account the passenger comfort factor - this means providing enough space between seats and between the seats and the aisle so that passengers can sit and move comfortably.