Would you travel on an Airplane without Windows? Well Windowless airplanes are closer in the future than you might think.
Dubai-based Airline Emirates is currently designing an airplane without any windows. Sounds weird right?
There are some airline passengers who book their tickets and seats way ahead of time, just so they can choose the appropriate window seat.
Being seated for hours without any rest stops is very aggravating, but somehow being able to watch the sky as the airplane zooms through the air makes it more bearable.
However, Emirates is foreseeing its future Airplanes without windows. The Airline company just unveiled their new first-class cabins on it’s Boeing 777-300ER planes that will not have physical windows.
Instead, the cabins will feature virtual windows that are reality digital displays, which shows what’s outside of the airplane using fiber-optic cameras. Basically the cabins will be outfitted with fake windows.
Why Fake Windows on Emirate Planes?
Emirates Airlines explains that fitting physical windows into planes is a complex process and removing the windows will mean less time in production and most importantly, the airplane will weigh less.
A much lighter airplane means better fuel economy, meaning the company will spend less on fuel making it possible for cheaper airline tickets for customers.
On the other hand, we all know that technology tends to have glitches from time to time. So it could just be a period of time until your window starts flickering goes blank in the middle of a 12 hour flight.
Even though future airplanes may have fake windows, it won’t be all fake all around the airplane. Safety experts noted that it is important for the flight crew to have clear view of the outside in-case of an emergency. So this mean there would be real windows near emergency exits and fake windows on other rows.