Why don't aeroplanes have row 13?

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Anina

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Why don't aeroplanes have row 13?
« on: 30/10/2008 09:05:56 »
Anina asked the Naked Scientists:

I would like to know why aeroplanes all over the world don't have a row 13?

What do you think?

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Why don't aeroplanes have row 13?
« Reply #1 on: 30/10/2008 10:49:20 »
Stupid superstitious fools would not sit in row 13 and might even refuse to fly in a plane which had a row 13.

It's mad!!! There IS a row 13, but it has been numbered 14. I wonder if these silly people are the same with money? If someone wanted $15 for an item, I could give them $14 and say that I didn't give them the 13th $ to save from bad luck!!!

I am not superstitious and never will be, touch wood!
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Why don't aeroplanes have row 13?
« Reply #2 on: 30/10/2008 11:54:34 »
It's pointless not having row 13 - it isn't as if that's the only row that would fall out of the sky in the event of an accident. [???]

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Why don't aeroplanes have row 13?
« Reply #3 on: 10/11/2008 12:45:01 »
There's not a row 13 because that's where they put the space between the emergency doors.

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Why don't aeroplanes have row 13?
« Reply #4 on: 10/11/2008 12:50:10 »
There's not a row 13 because that's where they put the space between the emergency doors.

Does that mean that on longer planes, there is also no row 34 or wherever the second emergency doors are?

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« Reply #5 on: 10/11/2008 13:09:27 »
Here is the floor plan for the A380 - I'm not sure that there is a coincidence between row 13 and the emergency exits....http://www.airpartner.com/aircraft-guide/commercial-jets/large/a380/

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« Reply #6 on: 10/11/2008 22:39:54 »
Some people can be so logical.

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Why don't aeroplanes have row 13?
« Reply #7 on: 11/11/2008 07:12:53 »
The Japanese are very superstitious, # 13 is a no no for them. A small industrial estate in SE London built & owned by Nipon has no unit 13. it has 1 - 12 then 14 & 15.
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« Reply #8 on: 11/11/2008 19:14:59 »
Didn't you hear about that?
Unit 13 was struck by a falling meteorite.

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Why don't aeroplanes have row 13?
« Reply #9 on: 12/11/2008 10:51:36 »
Stupid superstitious fools would not sit in row 13 and might even refuse to fly in a plane which had a row 13.

It's mad!!! There IS a row 13, but it has been numbered 14. I wonder if these silly people are the same with money? If someone wanted $15 for an item, I could give them $14 and say that I didn't give them the 13th $ to save from bad luck!!!

I am not superstitious and never will be, touch wood!

HEE...HEE..HEE..LOL....Your so  funny...LOL
I must say I always heard it was bad luck for a plane to have row 13.. just like you said...hee hee....superstition !!

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« Reply #10 on: 12/11/2008 16:30:41 »
Didn't you hear about that?
Unit 13 was struck by a falling meteorite.

So the Japanese are right!!!
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Why don't aeroplanes have row 13?
« Reply #11 on: 17/11/2008 00:15:36 »
I thought the Japanese were only superstitious about the number four.

A few years back, two of us went into a restaurant in Japan, and thought we'd order two items each to start with. The waiter was very questioning about our ordering 4 things, and eventually he went away... but we were served three items then the fourth one turned up at least 10minutes later!

It was only later that I remembered reading about the 4-superstition in the guide book!
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« Reply #12 on: 17/11/2008 00:17:38 »
It's not that unusual for British streets to be missing house-number 13 - although by no means universal.
"It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists." - Schmidt-Nielsen "Memoirs of a curious scientist"