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    Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    I prefer my airplanes to be of a non-convertible variety. I would never choose that as an option, that's for sure.

    I would have been stunned to see the sky through the roof of the plane.


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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    I would have plugged the hole with the annoying lady next to me.



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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    "You are now free to look out of the cabin"


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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    Better than riding in a convertible at 24,000 feet:



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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    I would prefer that the floor be transparent. Of course, that would completely freak me out, but it would be cool for a minute or two.



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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    What are they complaining about? At least this didn't happen:




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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    An odd place for a hole to show up.

    Structural fatigue would probably have created something akin to Aloha 243, not a nice, neat little hole (though back at that part of the plane, the structure is a lot more sound than where the failure occurred on Aloha 243).


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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    An odd place for a hole to show up.

    Structural fatigue would probably have created something akin to Aloha 243, not a nice, neat little hole (though back at that part of the plane, the structure is a lot more sound than where the failure occurred on Aloha 243).
    Yes, the "hole" does seem to be very neat and square. I wonder if there is some kind of access cover there that let loose...


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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    It was probably a botched repair.



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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    Quote Originally Posted by dmcbrady View Post
    It was probably a botched repair.
    Doubt that, considering SWA doesn't do repairs...


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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    No numbers to back it up, but there seems to be an increase in airplane problems lately.



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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I would prefer that the floor be transparent. Of course, that would completely freak me out, but it would be cool for a minute or two.
    So you could see the luggage compartment?


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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    I love flying...I have always wondered what an experience such as the one in the original post would do to my love for flying?



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    Re: Southwest Airlines 737's now come with sunroofs

    As many repairs as I've done on 737s, for the life of me I cannot remember what access panel is right there. Unfortunately, all my books are in my rollaround at home. The hole is just about right for a cabin pressure regulator valve, but those, I believe are on the sides of the fuse.

    But neat holes are not a normal occurrence in structural fatigue/failure. Bad repair that results in failure at the rivet line all the way through the pressure chamber is about the only thing, unless it is some kind of access panel or door. (And doors don't fail "out" on airplanes)

    Still really weird failure, either way.

    BTW, don't you think this should help put away the myth of explosive decompression? Especially the ones in movies where the bullet hole makes people get sucked out of the airplane?


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