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All The Windows Closed?  
User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 779 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Hi folks, sorry to post another thread about Varig, but look at this picture:

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Are all the windows of this aircraft closed???? If so why is that?
It really made me think about the possibilties!
Thanks for any replies!

All the Best!!
TR763 Big grin



Transbrasil
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User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3321 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.



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User currently offlineCanberra From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

If it is not just reflections in the windows I am sure it is an empty flight. No way everybody would keep their shades closed during landing even if they were asked to.

/Michael



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8471 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3199 times:
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Most flights I have been on they tell you to open all the shades on landing and takeoff!


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User currently offlineFlug From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Sometimes on hot days the shades are closed if the aircraft will be on the ground for a while.

User currently onlineQuerosene From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Positioning flight perhaps?

User currently offlineAirfrancejfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3012 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.

User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Maybe nobody wanted to see the shame of brazilian "favelas"???



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User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

No. It was rented by the "ZERO feet club"... For people who want to join the 10.000 m club but are to scared of flying.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

Actually, SOME airlines, Very few require the window shades to be SHUT during T/O and Landing.

User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2673 times:


Forgive me if this has been discussed before....

I've heard that pax get asked to close their shades on some long-haul trips on some airlines.

Why is that?
What if you really want to look out the window?

G


User currently offlineSkyguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

Air India ask you to shut the windows on some of their day time flights when they show movies on board, its annoying if you want to read and don't want to watch the movie.



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

I say it's a reposition flight with no passengers. Closing the shades help keep the plane cool.

User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

That's interesting!

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.



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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2431 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  Wink/being sarcastic

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Texas-It's bigger than France


User currently offlineMx777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 47 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2403 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.

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