Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 1011 times:
Safety issue. If the cabin is bright and there's an evacuation, passengers' eyes will not be adjusted to the sudden darkness outside.
Also, I appreciate it because of the glare and reflection of the cabin when I look outside the window. I flew into SNA last night and I was annoyed that the pilots kept the cabin lights on for so long. Luckily, they turned them off before landing so I could actually SEE outside.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1650 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 964 times:
I've recently been on several American Airlines night flights and they never dimmed the lights at all. I was wishing they would on a flight into LGA, because the view would have been even more breathtaking, but they kept them up full.