Would You Fly In A Windowless Plane?

A deal by , 15. Jun. 2018 11:57 am

We don't know about you pirates, but we love the view from the window seat. Flying over wonders like the Pacific Ocean, the Rockies, or New York City can be the best entertainment on a long flight.

But this could soon be a thing of the past, as Emirates have introduced virtual windows for some first class passengers aboard their new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

While the views will not change for passengers in economy class (yet), those in the middle suites will see images projected in from outside the plane using fire-optic cameras.

That means that passengers will only see an image from the outside, rather than the real deal.

Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates, has suggested that the airline may move towards completely windowless aircrafts in the future.

He told the BBC "The quality of the imagery is so good, it's better than with the natural eye. It's as if you were in the window seat."

"So can the new generation of aircraft be windowless with this technology? In my view, there's no reason why not."

Clark also noted the perks of this new development, citing the reduced construction costs, increased flight speed, as well as burning less fuel.

But these plans don't come without safety concerns. Cabin crew would need to be able to see outside in the event of an emergency, aviation expert Professor Graham Braihwaite of Cranfield University has said.

However, the aviation regulator the European Aviation Safety Agency seemed to give the plans their approval: "We do not see any specific challenge that could not be overcome to ensure a level of safety equivalent to the one of an aircraft fitted with cabin windows."

Where do you stand pirates? Are windowless planes a step towards innovative, eco-friendly plane travel... or does it just give you heebie jeebies?

Would You Fly In A Windowless Plane?