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Would you fly in a plane with NO WINDOWS?

A deal from , 14. Jun. 2018 10:13 am

We're don't know about you, pirates, but we love enjoying the view from the window seat. Flying over natural spectacles like the towering alps, crystal clear oceans or majestic jungles can be the best free plane entertainment.

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

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

This 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 aircraft in 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.'

Sir Tim 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 safety expert Professor Graham Braithwaite 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 do they just give you the heebie jeebies?!

Would you fly in a plane with NO WINDOWS?