GETTING a window seat on a flight is often the most popular choice for passengers who want the best view during take-off and landing.
However, a number of passengers have recently found themselves booking a window seat – without an actual window.
Travellers who want the best view should avoid certain rows of the plane to make sure they are not stuck with a wall seat.
Ryanair passengers should not sit in seat 11A, 11F or 12F, with the airline warning: “This seat has no window” when trying to book.
A number of travellers have still fallen victim to the windowless seat, however, posting the funny images of their plight to social media.
Other airlines also have the same problem, such as easyjet and British Airways, but passengers are not warned when booking.
Window-seat lovers should also avoid British Airways seats 22A, 22K, 37A and 37K on the Boeing 777-300 and seats 12A, 12K, 50A, 50K, 70A and 70K on an Airbus A380.
There are no windows on Virgin Atlantic flights in seats 21A or 21K if travelling on an Airbus A330, or seats 60K on a Boeing 747.
Norwegian passengers sitting in seats 10A, 11A or 11F will find themselves without a window as well.
The reason the seats don’t have a window is due to the design and configuration of the planes.
While Airbus and Boeing are the manufacturers of most aircraft, they are not in charge of the interior seating arrangement – airlines have their own specifications for seat sizes and legroom widths.
This can cause seats to not line up with the windows correctly or even be missing one entirely.
Passengers who are charged for a window seat but do not have one are not entitled to compensation.
British Airways and Thomas Cook also fared well for having the best seating options.
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