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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Comments • 5 569

    BRIGHT SIDE  6 months ago +530

    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

    NASA MAN 2 hours ago

    And the hostest was chocked untill she was blue in the face.

  • Vigna Suresh
    Vigna Suresh 18 hours ago


  • BluBird B
    BluBird B 23 hours ago

    To get to the point: 0:51

  • Charles Clay
    Charles Clay Day ago


  • Dariy’s vlogs
    Dariy’s vlogs Day ago

    The dreaded middle seat

  • David Maslak
    David Maslak Day ago


    DV- MAKERS Day ago

    I have never been to an airplane

  • Sal's-In-Africa
    Sal's-In-Africa Day ago

    Nice vedio

    JAMESMANHUNT9 2 days ago

    ive been lucky enough to fly to colorado and get a seat in the front row of economy and then get a wing exit seat on the way back

  • Joby Fluorine
    Joby Fluorine 2 days ago

    Da ba Dee...

  • Oliver Lock
    Oliver Lock 2 days ago


  • Chaule Nguyen
    Chaule Nguyen 3 days ago


  • George Gamez Everything

    Well Qatar Airways has red seats. And some more airlines. Infact, every single plane ive travelled on didnt have blue seating.

  • Haoran Wang
    Haoran Wang 4 days ago


  • azim centrino
    azim centrino 4 days ago


  • Solunetic
    Solunetic 4 days ago

    Cabin isnt always way too cold so I hit dislike.

  • Jeff Blum
    Jeff Blum 5 days ago

    I’ve been on an airplane 2 times.

  • Philip ter Haar
    Philip ter Haar 6 days ago

    8 out of ten times the front of the airplane is business class and first class.... My advise is sit next to the wing, its proven to be the safest...

  • Richard Howe
    Richard Howe 6 days ago

    Beam me up Scotty!!!

  • Artsy Roosh
    Artsy Roosh 7 days ago



  • Leart Mehaj
    Leart Mehaj 7 days ago


  • Skully _152
    Skully _152 7 days ago

    Isn’t it so annoying when u just get on a plain and the person in front off u reclines the seat all the way back

    SAAD AKMAL 7 days ago


  • J Stephens
    J Stephens 8 days ago

    Choice of meals if you fly up front? Yes, if it's First Class. Coach passengers get peanuts if they are lucky, pretzels otherwise, and on some airlines, only a soft drink or water. Or was that another joke?

  • Robert Jones
    Robert Jones 8 days ago

    Airlines are greedy for trying to make a profit / Consumers want cheap flights
    Pick one.

  • Carl Stevens
    Carl Stevens 8 days ago

    Ask for a blanket???? Bwaaahaaaa. This must be an old video!

  • ItsWolfiesWolf Wolfie

    I subscribed

  • Swiss Media Stuff
    Swiss Media Stuff 9 days ago

    The seats are SAD! 😆

  • TheLocoUnion
    TheLocoUnion 10 days ago

    Why is the sky blue?

  • TheLocoUnion
    TheLocoUnion 10 days ago

    Why is the sky blue?

  • Samantha's Games
    Samantha's Games 10 days ago

    Omg this helped I am going to new York and Canada this helps I have to be on a airplane for 9 hours....

  • donut girl
    donut girl 10 days ago

    Have a
    Have a n
    Have a nic
    Don't worry i'm NOT that person!

  • Danette Lundberg
    Danette Lundberg 10 days ago

    My plane seats are grey

  • Stoupti
    Stoupti 10 days ago

    It's always too hot for me-

  • Sidney Byer
    Sidney Byer 11 days ago

    Planes should have seat warmers.

  • spookypears 1232
    spookypears 1232 11 days ago


  • Liana Da Cookie :3
    Liana Da Cookie :3 11 days ago

    now I don’t have to wear headphones 😂

  • DaddyWithSalami
    DaddyWithSalami 11 days ago

    this music hurts my ears

  • Thrusful2
    Thrusful2 11 days ago

    Uhhhhh planes are not cold am i the only one

  • Finn Campeau
    Finn Campeau 11 days ago

    I’m 12 and I’m going on a plane BY MYSELF FOR THE FIRST TIME tomorrow

  • xd Reddz
    xd Reddz 12 days ago

    The last three planes I’ve been on had red, green and white seats lol

  • Bencooo
    Bencooo 12 days ago


  • B Meza
    B Meza 12 days ago


  • Grant Anderson
    Grant Anderson 12 days ago

    It is not could on bord

  • Daniella LaGraff
    Daniella LaGraff 12 days ago


  • Christine Oliver
    Christine Oliver 12 days ago

    6:28 whole population of earth likes

  • Milo Boylan
    Milo Boylan 13 days ago

    air plans are not cold some tims l have to trun on the air on

  • Leonard Huan
    Leonard Huan 13 days ago

    6:07 wait for me it's SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Hot.....

  • Peachgirl 21
    Peachgirl 21 13 days ago

    The airoplane that I go one are either red or grey mmhhhh

  • Andrew Lau
    Andrew Lau 13 days ago

    Because there are white

  • Nazar Zazai
    Nazar Zazai 13 days ago

    toilet not included

  • Nazar Zazai
    Nazar Zazai 13 days ago

    not because they're SAD
    good one

  • gamer Potato
    gamer Potato 13 days ago +5

    The seats are always grey and red 🤔

  • Phillip Beswick
    Phillip Beswick 13 days ago

    I have never been on a plane that was even kinda cold, theyre usually uncomfortably hot

  • paddy urwin
    paddy urwin 13 days ago

    I l
    I lo
    I lov
    I love

  • theuglycat's YT
    theuglycat's YT 13 days ago

    On Thai airways the seats is always red orange and purple lol

  • Menna Mohammed
    Menna Mohammed 13 days ago

    Where do pilots sleep?
    Oh the answer surprised me alot

  • Gamer Harjhap TF
    Gamer Harjhap TF 14 days ago

    My plane was pink seats

  • Scott Postell
    Scott Postell 14 days ago

    Khat that

  • Vercmicholas 32
    Vercmicholas 32 14 days ago


  • Sam Singh
    Sam Singh 14 days ago

    Those who are from India have been once to air Asia, there seats covers' are always red and no case have been issued yet..

    This shows that bright side isn't much correct

  • Sam Singh
    Sam Singh 14 days ago

    I will never like this video ..coz they are advertising themselves

  • Fardust 378
    Fardust 378 15 days ago

    0:50 thank me later

  • Keaton0801
    Keaton0801 15 days ago

    Everything is good except for one thing...

    Airlines only have about 30 minutes to turn an aircraft around when it arrives at the gate. (Get it back in the air). Therefore a lot of things only get cleaned lightly or only replaced once a month. THIS INCLUDES THE BLANKETS!!!

    • IronAperture
      IronAperture 9 days ago

      Yes that's true. I watched it again: In this clip in Heathrow, the cleaners got 7 minutes for the whole aircraft. Wow.

    • Keaton0801
      Keaton0801 9 days ago

      IronAperture that does not mean you can’t bring your own, you may not be allowed to get into your carry luggage on during flight, but you can bring a backpack or drawstring bag, and carry some thing in there, you can put in a small blanket in you like and use your own.

    • Keaton0801
      Keaton0801 9 days ago +1

      IronAperture Southwest Airlines in the USA takes 30-35 minutes, and if the airport just a stop, you are not even required to get off the plane with that airline. Even in 48-50 minutes, they still don’t have time to clean the whole aircraft. The average size aircraft going in and out of Heathrow is about the size of a 777. A big wide-body that can carry I believe 400 people, give or take. Do you think they have time to get all those blankets washed and put in fresh blankets? No, they don’t. Also never eat off the tray tables, people change baby diapers on those, and they rarely have the time in 48-50 minutes to clean and sanitize all of them. Besides you have to take into account, boarding and deboarding, on average they probably have 25-30 minutes at best to clean the entire aircraft, there are some things that get left out. Planes by nature are very germy places.

    • IronAperture
      IronAperture 9 days ago

      30 minutes, is that true? I can remember, in a documentation about Heathrow airport, they showed a 50 minute turnaround and noticed, that this is the fastest turnaround on Heathrow airport.
      I found it:
      They have done it in 48min.

  • Mia Nicholson
    Mia Nicholson 15 days ago


  • Sadia Sami
    Sadia Sami 15 days ago

    CEEP up the hard work c:

  • Holly Matthews
    Holly Matthews 15 days ago

    great vid i really enjoyed it' good job

  • #flyplayerandbiker of the year


  • Daily Memes
    Daily Memes 15 days ago

    Got an ad with someone in an airplane

  • Raj Gala
    Raj Gala 16 days ago


  • T_T-Star_ GaMeR
    T_T-Star_ GaMeR 16 days ago

    No no no blue is evil

  • sam62654
    sam62654 17 days ago

    Happy new year

  • ItsLZYT111 ZHANG
    ItsLZYT111 ZHANG 17 days ago

    In china the airplane seats are red

  • David
    David 17 days ago

    Statistically people towards the back are more likely to survive!

    • John P
      John P 16 days ago

      Statistically, all people in planes are more likely to survive.

  • Jesse MacDonough
    Jesse MacDonough 17 days ago

    You don't need a question mark at the end of your onscreen title, unless you put the word 'are' after the why. Otherwise, it's just a statement guys.

  • Blue Bird
    Blue Bird 18 days ago

    How to choose the best seat 8:40

  • Blue Bird
    Blue Bird 18 days ago

    Where do the pilot sleep 7:30

  • Blue Bird
    Blue Bird 18 days ago

    Why is it so cold on planes 6:08

  • copperblue 17
    copperblue 17 18 days ago

    Well it's because Orville and Wilbur loved blue. Esy

  • Peter He
    Peter He 18 days ago

    A seacret!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!100000000000%

  • Ian McGreevy
    Ian McGreevy 18 days ago

    I prefer to sit with a view of the galley area and cockpit door because the activity there helps to break the boredom of the flight.

  • Ian McGreevy
    Ian McGreevy 18 days ago

    Why are the backs of seats often light grey?

  • Ian McGreevy
    Ian McGreevy 18 days ago

    Why are theatre seats red?

  • Alishba Faisal
    Alishba Faisal 18 days ago

    😂 I go on holiday a minimum of 3 times a year and I go on emirates A380. It’s beautiful 😍❤️❤️. But I also end up on emirates B777 sometimes

  • R S Dubey
    R S Dubey 18 days ago


  • Derrick Edmondson
    Derrick Edmondson 18 days ago

    Life is better on the bright side? Well the grass is always greener on the other side because of the nitrogen dead bodies produce. It’s not better, it’s a graveyard.

  • 45 RT
    45 RT 18 days ago

    Eh……what happens to me is I have barely seen any blue seats……JAL, ASIANA, HAINAN

  • Shashi Shukla
    Shashi Shukla 18 days ago


  • Gacha Owl 324
    Gacha Owl 324 19 days ago

    I’m going on a plane tomorrow

  • Desman Purba
    Desman Purba 19 days ago

    I subscribed!!

  • Naoual Boum
    Naoual Boum 19 days ago

    That is weird if you know this not hear the engine or nothing just behind you're lucky go all the way to the back or behind the back

  • CookiezX VLOGS
    CookiezX VLOGS 19 days ago

    On a plane its warmer then in my bedroom

  • Asra Ahsan
    Asra Ahsan 19 days ago


  • Karen Li
    Karen Li 19 days ago

    maybe fly 5 hour

  • Lastoria Nostra
    Lastoria Nostra 19 days ago

    quante cazzate...

  • Noah Seo
    Noah Seo 20 days ago


  • Mashroomgamer 4000
    Mashroomgamer 4000 20 days ago

    Cool video

  • The COC Master
    The COC Master 20 days ago

    As usual as always this video is superb!!!😘😘😘😘😘

  • Jason W.
    Jason W. 21 day ago

    For me, the average 737 plane is about 10 degrees too cold🤪