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I Guess These Folks Don't Like To Fly...  
User currently offlineN14053 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

Notice how everyone has their windows closed. I don't know about you guys but as an aviation fanatic I never pull down the shade. I am always looking out of the window.


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What do you think? Do you pull down the shade?

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User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

No.

Actually it is not me who pulls down the shade. Very often, when I come pretty late to checkin, I fail to get a window seat so that I find myself cramped on a middle seat... and of course in 99% of these cases the guy at the window either closes the shade or covers it with the huge newspaper he is reading!

I demand that airlines forbid to read newspapers at the window seats!!!  Big grin

Best regards,

Tom


User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

They closed them in the picture because they saw Mike, Brian, Justin and Carlos standing there and couldn't stand the sight of them...
I'd close mine too if I saw them.


User currently offlineAad665 From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Hi,

I love plane but still i closed the shade....One of the funniest things, in business class during a atlantic flight (west or east bound), everbody closes the shade, and it's very quiet....but in the cattle class, c'est le bordel! it's very noisy and lot of light!

aad665


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

I freekin hate people who always want the window seat but never use the window.... FREEKIN ANNOYING!

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

That is annoying when a window is wasted...

It could be that they were viewing a movie in the A300 picture above. I saw the film 'JFK' on a flight once...it ran until we completed rollout and movie still was not over.


User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

If they dont want to look out the window I'll be more than happy to switch seats with them! I ALWAYS ask for a window seat, and I NEVER close the shade, even at night.


Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineAad665 From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Hi,

Always close the shade during a night flight....it is dark outside  Wink/being sarcastic

Close the shade during a long flight is a way to be polite for others who would like to sleep!!!

aad665


User currently offlineN14053 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

I agree Dragaon-wings. Even if it's at night I never pull down the shade. And EGGD. It annoys the hell out of me too when a good window is wasted like that.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Last time I flew, We took off at sunset, and arrived at dawn. It was the most awesome thing ever!! December 29-30th, and it was a full moon. It reflected off the wing which was so cool, and also it had just snowed in the UK and the water was so calm, so there were reflections on the SEA that were just perfect, almost like it was ice. The moon completely lit up the ocean coming into MAN.

So cool! I love window seats! I would have alot less views on my pictures if I didn't get a window seat last time I flew... Big grin


User currently offlineN14053 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

Wow EGGD. That sounds like a really nice departure. Can you post a picture?

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1067 times:

My flights with SQ they always asked passnegers to lift the shade during landing and take-off in the DAY.... ??


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineHoffa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1053 times:

Maybe people don't want the fucking sun right in their face

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1047 times:

Well, the approach was too dark to get a photo, the takeoff was a great sunset, but unfortunetely I was on the wrong side of the a/c and the sun was shining into the window which was megadirty. Shame  Sad I have some pictures from the flight on the way out though, but i'm not a one for plugging photos!!!!

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1041 times:

There must be something more to it...Shades have to be up for landing and departure here in The States. Either this was some kind of check flight or???

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1030 times:

I just looked at the photo, that doesn't look like the shades, more like a converted A300? Or being ferried to JFK after being taken out of service or something...

User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1030 times:

Sure I use the shades! That's what they're there for. If I'm sleeping or if its at night and I don't want that damn strobe light reflection, I'll close the shade. Or if the sun is coming in really bright-- hurts my eyes and you know how easy it is to get a sunburn at FL330?

User currently offlineAASTEW From Dominican Republic, joined Oct 2001, 447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1027 times:

As an American Airlines Flight Attendant, I could explain the situation a little bit better. If the picture was taken somewhere in '93. That explains it all. The pilots in unity for our strike in '93 wanted to show management that no pax was flying. This was our pilots way of showing the company how effective our strike was. Mr. Crandall wanted to make it seem like he could run the airline without F/A's. He did but hurt AA dearly, AA is not a cargo carrier, we specialize in flying people. That's how they make money!! If the photo wasn't taken in '93 I don't have any other explaination.

AASTEW
LGA


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1009 times:

You could just open it up to see it was taken this year....

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4339 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 981 times:

I never close my shades.

On that picture, I don't think that ALL the shades are closed. I think it's the sun's reflection on the fuseage that looks like it, but not. I'm probably wrong. But that's pretty scary.


Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 981 times:

I would never shut the shades, I love looking out of the window and seeing the clouds or the ground and it's very cool to see. Even when the sun is shining right in my face, I still keep the window open, because you never know, there might be something flying pretty close to you like on my last trip, I saw a TWA MD-80


I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineN14053 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 969 times:

Hey Vafi88. I was flying JFK-MIA one time and when we reached cruising altitude I saw a Korean Air 744 pass right above us. It was the coolest thing.

User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 952 times:

N14053- The Korean Airlines pilot was asking your pilot for directions to that tiny runway in Anchorage  Laugh out loud

The sun seems to be very bright on the side of the aircraft... perhaps the FA's asked everyone to close the shades to see the pre-flight safety video better.

On the topic of window shades, I was on an Air Canada a320, in the emergency exit row, and the shade opened from the bottom up (someone from maintenance must have put the window in upside down  Big grin ) and it wouldn't stay shut (not that I cared)




Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 927 times:

I think the plane is just being flown for maintance or somthing and there are only crew onboard so they decided to close the window. I remember on a class trip once when this kid wanted to window really bad and finally got and seat with the letter a but it was on a 757 and that was the row with no window it was funny.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5494 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 932 times:

Whoa, I have the same shot too....I never noticed that til now. Must have been proving runs after maitnence? Or did they ALL have it closed?

25 Dazed767 : It's for security reasons.
26 2cn : TWAL1011- are you sure they have to be up for landing and take offs? Because I've been on flights and alot of times some window shades have been left
27 Post contains images Patroni : Well, as said before I never close the shade : 1) When sleeping my eyes are closed, I don't mind any light, you could just put me under a neon lamp an
28 Post contains images Blink182 : Thats the one thing I don't like about flying business class- everybody shuts their windows! And then there is a kid named blink182 who wants to keep
29 L1011 : I recently used 25,000 precious United miles to upgrade to business class from SIN-NRT-ORD-RIC. Upon settling in my window seat before departure from
30 Post contains images ILuvYak40 : Bob - Sorry to hear about your experience. You should have opened the shades right back up when you got back (I know I sure would have!).
31 TWAL1011 : 2cn, I sure thought so. But, I could be wrong and it certainly wouldn't be the first time!
32 Post contains images 764er : I was told that it's an FAA regulation that all window shades have to be up for takeoff and landing. Of course it was on ATA, what do they know. Anywa
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