RareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2389 times:
Yes, It appears that all of the shades on the windows have been pulled down. For what reason, I have no idea.
Perhaps the pilot was able to grease it on without waking the sleeping pax.
It's anybody's guess.
Airfrancejfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 475 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2080 times:
Maybe its a ferry flight and the flight crew is basically trying to get some last minute sleep before positioning. Done it tons of times, and trust me, the sun can really be your worst enemy from getting a few extra hours of sleep.
SQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1053 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
SQ FA's I know wake everyone up (happened to me before) if they are sleeping to tell them to open their windows in order to get them all open, this is due to the fact I am told in case of an emergency on landing (like an engine catching on fire, etc.) that they can see the problem and react quicker than if they were closed. Many other airlines practice similar policies of open window shades on takeoff and landing.
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1499 times:
On Military Charter flights into what are designated 'hostile fire zones' you have to put the shades down, you have to. For Example on my ATA L-1011 flights into Kuwait and Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia, we were ordered to put the shades down, and alwaysland with all the lights off. (most landings are at night)
The same way we always land at PSAB in the E-3, though we have no windows
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Texas-It's bigger than France
Mx777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 47 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
A while back I flew DL SLC-MCO, first class. I had my window shade open and I was told to bring by one of the flight attendants. I didn't ask why! So the shades remained down throughout the flight. I don't know if this was the same for the passenger in couch.