I flew on a Boeing 737 plane yesterday and was sitting next to 2 windows. When I tried to rest my arm on the inner housing of the cabin during the flight, I noticed that the inner cabin housing just below one of the two windows was very cold. It was almost like touching a surface in your freezer. I was under the impression that it is not a common thing and that it could only result from outside air being in contact with the inner cabin housing which I believe is not supposed to happen.
I spoke to a flight attendant about it and he came check the window, but I feel like his feeling all in all was that I was worried for nothing, and I’m not sure he actually shared the information with anyone - and he did not thank me in anyway for reporting a potential issue.
I’m curious of anyone views on this issue. My uneducated guess was that it was maybe not a critical issue now, but a defect that should be known by maintenance teams as it could be tied to a structural issue of the outside window.