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Video: ‘Why aren’t the windows aligned with the seats on planes?’

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This week’s video describes why the windows on a plane don’t match up with the position of the rows of seats on board. Watch to find out why.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. How do manufacturers design their planes in relation to the rows of seats?
  2. Why is there a problem?
  3. What allows for easy repositioning of the seats on board?
  4. What is seat pitch?
  5. How has seat pitch changed over time?
  6. What other dimensions are changing?
  7. What limit is there to the number of seats on board a plane?

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Why Aren’t the Windows Aligned with the Seats in Aircraft?

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