That's Why Airplane Seats Are Almost Always Blue

  • Published on Apr 7, 2018
  • Have you ever noticed how airplane seats are almost always blue, and have you ever wondered if there’s a special reason for that? We’re going to answer this and other popular plane-related questions and also help you pick the best seat aboard as a bonus.
    With the stress and apprehension that comes with traveling, especially by air, airlines understood that it’s important to calm passengers down and reassure them that everything’s gonna be alright. It turns out blue is the perfect color to send that message.
    As for materials, the seats can be upholstered with either faux leather or fabric. As a rule, in aircrafts used for long-distance flights, like transatlantic ones, the seats are upholstered with fabric because it’s more breathable for the skin, so passengers won’t sweat, chafe, or experience any discomfort.
    Tracks on the floor of the aircraft allow rows of seats to be organized at the airline’s discretion, so companies take advantage of this in order to install as many seats as they can physically cram into the space. That’s why plane windows don’t line up with the seats.
    Most planes are painted white to save money on fuel. The heavier the plane is (and it gets heavier when painted), the more fuel it needs. The color white also reflects light better, which means the plane won’t overheat because of the sun’s rays. Plus, white makes it easier to notice cracks, leaks, and any other damage that needs to be fixed.
    The temperature onboard is kept close to freezing for a reason. Many airplane passengers get hypoxia, which is when a person is more likely to faint at high altitudes than on the ground. It happens when bodily tissues don’t get enough oxygen. To minimize the risk of it, airlines keep the temperature low.
    Music: Rondo Brothers - Special Ed
    Why are the seats blue? 0:50
    Fabric or leather? 2:41
    Why don’t plane windows line up with the seats? 3:53
    Why are planes white? 4:53
    Why is it so cold on planes? 6:07
    Where do the pilots sleep? 7:27
    Bonus: how to choose the best seat 8:40
    -According to scientists, most people associate the color blue with reliability and safety, which is essential even for travelers who don’t suffer from aerophobia. Blue slows down your heart rate and relaxes tension.
    -As a rule, in aircrafts used for long-distance flights, the seats are upholstered with fabric because it’s more breathable for the skin. Artificial leather works great for short flights. It’s extremely wearproof, and even spilled drinks don’t stain it.
    -Plane windows don’t line up with the seats because airlines care about profits and try to install as many seats as they can physically cram into the space.
    -Planes are white out of economy: paint can make a plane anywhere from 600-1,200 lbs heavier, and the heavier the aircraft is, the more fuel it needs.
    -To minimize the risk of passengers fainting, airlines keep the temperature and air pressure in the cabin really low.
    -On flights that are longer than 10½ hours, pilots take turns resting in private bunks for the crew. In case there’s no special rest area onboard or if the flight isn’t that long, pilots take a break in the seat rows within or near the cockpit or even in the passenger cabin.
    -If you don’t want to listen to the hum of the engine throughout your whole flight, then choose a seat closer to the airplane’s nose. If you’re tall, be sure to sit next to the emergency exit.
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    BRIGHT SIDE  4 months ago +393

    Why are the seats blue? 0:50
    Fabric or leather? 2:41
    Why don’t plane windows line up with the seats? 3:53
    Why are planes white? 4:53
    Why is it so cold on planes? 6:07
    Where do the pilots sleep? 7:27
    Bonus: how to choose the best seat 8:40

  • john brown
    john brown Hour ago

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    Airplanes ✈️ are soooo COLD!!!! I almost DIED

  • Michael Ditomasso
    Michael Ditomasso 5 hours ago

    the one were you said the seats are not next to the window But when i was little, i sat next to a window like RIGHT next to me

  • Tucker Joseph
    Tucker Joseph 12 hours ago

    I like the coldness but I still left a like

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  • Alexandru Papuc
    Alexandru Papuc 22 hours ago

    I was in a 1h flight and the seats were from fabric

  • Armandas Bindokas

    well i allways sleep on a plane last time i was on it i was like 6 or 5 it was terrible i was soo sick and scared when it was landing i vomited on the floor and left it never told antine lol

  • Arsh champ
    Arsh champ Day ago

    nice video 👍👍

  • Iris_Chan 67
    Iris_Chan 67 Day ago

    Nahhhh light mint color calms me

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    Proudy Day ago

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    Elometer 2 days ago

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  • ShadowWolfGaming25
    ShadowWolfGaming25 2 days ago

    trump is the type of guy to paint his head on the car he is in just to make a assassination job easier

  • rvincarl1
    rvincarl1 2 days ago

    Cool video!!

  • Jennifer Hurt
    Jennifer Hurt 2 days ago

    every plain i have been on the seats are blue

  • Ohraider
    Ohraider 3 days ago

    I rode on a 3-4-3 and a 3-3-3

  • Meredith Shaver
    Meredith Shaver 3 days ago

    I’ve never been on a flight with blue seats and also only leather seats

  • Radha Pedapati
    Radha Pedapati 3 days ago

    I have never fainted

  • Stemson100
    Stemson100 3 days ago

    My favourite airline is jet 2

  • Rafael godínez
    Rafael godínez 4 days ago +1


  • eewag1
    eewag1 4 days ago

    What about the dark side the opposite of the bright side

  • eewag1
    eewag1 4 days ago +1

    Ryanair seats are black

    • eewag1
      eewag1 4 days ago

      Also the white bit is not there on ryanair seats

    • eewag1
      eewag1 4 days ago

      And my fav colour is blue

  • hussain V P
    hussain V P 4 days ago

    but qatar airways have maroon seats

  • Charlotte Fyfe
    Charlotte Fyfe 4 days ago

    The ones I sit on are red

  • Toni Martinez
    Toni Martinez 4 days ago

    Oh I am wrong sorry if the airplane seats are Red?☺😊😀😁

  • Ethan Huxtable
    Ethan Huxtable 4 days ago

    I was right

  • Yousra Khatib
    Yousra Khatib 4 days ago

    keep it up!!!

  • Jonny B
    Jonny B 5 days ago

    No. This video is EXTREMELY inaccurate.
    I work as a Aerospace Quality expert in seats (and other commodities), and I have inspected and helped qualify for airworthiness thousands of seats at the main seat manufacturers (Zodiac, Recaro, Rockwell Collins, and more) along side the airline’s representatives, and I can say that this video is total BS. Your information is misleading and factually unsupported.
    1. Most seats are not blue, they are a variety of colours. I don’t know where you got that assumption. Now, most economy seats are darker colours such as grey, dark blue, forest green, etc. but many seats are also red, multi coloured, and even sometimes bright orange and bright purple. Additionally, faux leather is not used (at least I’ve never seen it used). It’s REAL leather, and high quality at that. I know because I have rejected hundreds of seats for bad leather quality. Due to the flammability requirements imposed by the FAA, EASA, and other regulators, the list of materials that may be used is very limited.
    2. Additionally, seat rows are not installed “at the airline’s discretion based on manufacturer recommendations”. The airline orders a specific seat design from a specific seat supplier (or has a new design developed). The regulators are who define exactly what distance must be maintained between seats. Airlines can choose to shorten the distance in a new plane or in a refurbishment, but only if the seats first pass the critical crash tests with the given seat distances or “seat pitch”, and are within the minimum requirements of the regulation.
    3. Planes are not painted white to prevent “overheating from the suns rays”. The outside temperature of the aircraft can easily reach -40 degrees Fahrenheit due to the maximum altitude at which they regularly fly (~40,000ft). White is a popular colour because pigmentation in paint adds weight. Red is one of the heaviest pigments, for example, which is why you don’t see a lot of red planes. It’s also why, in nature, butterflies have no pigmentation in their wings, but actually create colour through layered double-helical cells that act as prisms. Pigmentation=weight.
    4. The air onboard is not kept “close to freezing” as you allege, but it is cooler than the typical office building. We don’t “keep the pressure in the cabin really low to prevent fainting”. This is a ridiculous premise with no factual basis. Most aircraft, at cruising altitude, are pressurized to the equivalent of 6000-8000ft. This is due to the physical limitations of the airframe. If the aircraft pressurized at sea level and then flew to cruising altitude at 40,000ft, the extreme difference in pressure could cause it to explode. Every time an airframe goes through a pressurization cycle it is subjected to fatigue, especially metal airframes. The more cycles, the more fatigue, the shorter the remaining life of the airframe.
    5. The pilots do sometimes sleep in passenger seats. However you said they sometimes “sleep in the seat rows near the cockpit, or even in the passenger cabin”. Any of the seat rows outside the flight deck (not called cockpit anymore) are in the passenger cabin. It’s all passenger cabin on the main deck except the flight deck in the front.
    6. Not all Boeing 747s have “pilot bathrooms” as you claim. Some aircraft like the 747 or A380 can be outfitted with a crew only bathroom, but it’s not limited to the pilots, it’s available to the whole crew.
    Summary: you are spreading misinformation and have done a very poor job or researching any of your claims. Please do better in the future; the world is full of enough fake news.

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  • Millet Dela China
    Millet Dela China 5 days ago

    great video

  • Usami Mizuki
    Usami Mizuki 5 days ago +9

    Why the heck is there so many DONT READ MORE in this comment section 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • BudzoKitteh- -Mr. Music

    I'm that one kid that thinks airplanes are hot

  • Animesh Kumar Singh
    Animesh Kumar Singh 5 days ago

    in india it is white or green

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    Badr Alwazzan 5 days ago

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  • Diana McGuire
    Diana McGuire 7 days ago

    And the sea

  • jon byron
    jon byron 8 days ago

    Amtrak seats are also blue

  • Angel Chavez
    Angel Chavez 8 days ago

    Awesome vid!!!!!

  • aya delavictoria
    aya delavictoria 8 days ago +1


  • Petar Vitic
    Petar Vitic 8 days ago

    Well Airline easyJet has orange-black seats.

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    thirupura sundari 9 days ago

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  • Riga Banerjee
    Riga Banerjee 9 days ago


  • Kyle Merced
    Kyle Merced 9 days ago

    7:17 why does that look real

  • pooi yee moo
    pooi yee moo 9 days ago

    I like question NO.4 and NO.3

  • Zipei Liu
    Zipei Liu 9 days ago


  • Lucy Blu
    Lucy Blu 10 days ago

    Sure... i was in a plane like 22 times and it neber had blue seats (they were gray)

  • Asif Meraj
    Asif Meraj 10 days ago


  • Asif Meraj
    Asif Meraj 10 days ago

    awesome i am muslim but i live in america what is your chanel name

  • Nate Halvorson
    Nate Halvorson 10 days ago

    I’m always dieting of heat on flights. Sweating though my shirt

  • Christian Villanueva
    Christian Villanueva 10 days ago


  • Karl Hinze
    Karl Hinze 11 days ago

    why?last year we went to spain,it was not cold it was so hot!

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  • Charlie Levitt
    Charlie Levitt 11 days ago

    The're not always blue like lots of airlines have other colours. Instead of using Bright Side for this, use Captain Joe or Mentour Pilot or even Wendover Productions. At least Captain Joe and Mentour Pilot have experience of flying a plane and are pilots.

  • RainbowApples
    RainbowApples 11 days ago

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  • Tzila Zila
    Tzila Zila 11 days ago

    I did not know that' thank you.

  • Mark B
    Mark B 12 days ago

    a meal ? who gets meals anymore on flights ?

  • Eman Almostafa
    Eman Almostafa 12 days ago

    do not read more thank you

  • Romans 8:11
    Romans 8:11 12 days ago

    Aeroplanes don’t use fuel. Period.

  • Aishath nauma
    Aishath nauma 13 days ago


  • Imo Livesey
    Imo Livesey 13 days ago

    What is airaphobia

  • Samuel Knight
    Samuel Knight 13 days ago

    Yeah it's always sad

  • KermonkerX D
    KermonkerX D 14 days ago

    #4 why planes are white?
    Because they dont want black because its racist

  • JA G
    JA G 14 days ago

    In the military - green is the cooling color to the eye and mind and violet is also a soothing color for taking a test

  • Jeric Borja
    Jeric Borja 14 days ago

    Awesome... 😱😱

  • StyzFruit
    StyzFruit 14 days ago

    Welp, my favorite color is the reason I’m always mad. (It’s Red)

  • Claudia Garcia Cacheira

    The last time I went in a plane the seats were orange 😁

  • Francis Litan
    Francis Litan 15 days ago

    Cathay Pacific uses green

  • James Alias
    James Alias 15 days ago

    Planes are way too hot because they don't bring in enough fresh air.

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    Loreimys Gomez 15 days ago

    I know

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    Hamza Ismoilov 16 days ago


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  • Lubdhak Das
    Lubdhak Das 16 days ago

    Biman Bangladesh Airlines boeing 777 seats are green.

  • Kelly Himsworth
    Kelly Himsworth 16 days ago

    your vids enspier me

  • Nalin Bansal
    Nalin Bansal 17 days ago


  • jay girl
    jay girl 17 days ago

    5:20 does southwest know this???

  • Nathan John Palao
    Nathan John Palao 17 days ago

    My favorite color. :D

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  • Jake Mcdonnell
    Jake Mcdonnell 17 days ago

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  • Aysha Dilber
    Aysha Dilber 17 days ago

    I go on a airplane the seats are lined up with the windows 💺

  • Millie Regan
    Millie Regan 17 days ago +1

    And then there’s jet2holidays that puts red everywhere. I guess it’s better than Ryanair who puts yellow on the back of the seat 💺 lol

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  • Kaori Miyazono
    Kaori Miyazono 18 days ago

    Awesome video

  • Ahsan Khan
    Ahsan Khan 18 days ago

    I went on an airline without blue seats

  • Feluk
    Feluk 18 days ago

    This video, this channel, airplanes and tanbark have something in common.

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    Felicity Swift 18 days ago


  • Joseph Walde
    Joseph Walde 18 days ago

    i once chose a seat at the wings and nothing was loud.(philippine airlines

  • Tayah Gaming
    Tayah Gaming 18 days ago

    Air nz I'm from nz

  • Sarita Chowdhary
    Sarita Chowdhary 18 days ago

    I love the video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😀😀😀

  • Sarita Chowdhary
    Sarita Chowdhary 18 days ago

    what is this about???

  • Sarita Chowdhary
    Sarita Chowdhary 18 days ago


  • Talha Sarfraz
    Talha Sarfraz 18 days ago

    I’ve been on a380 before and it’s so big and comfy and sooooooooooo cool

  • SonicFan147
    SonicFan147 18 days ago

    I honestly thought that the window thing was just because if the window was directly next to you, then the sun's rays would hit you harder and due to the altitude of the plane, you would be hit by a large amount of radiation. Can't really think of an easy way to describe my answer :L

  • Fear Venom
    Fear Venom 18 days ago

    6:07 cuz your high?

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    Ross Chilton Chilton 18 days ago

    i am going to spain tomorro