Patroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14 Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1069 times:
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!!!
Aad665 From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 232 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1035 times:
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!
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 964 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...
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 917 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 I have some pictures from the flight on the way out though, but i'm not a one for plugging photos!!!!
N400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 900 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?
AASTEW From Dominican Republic, joined Oct 2001, 446 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 897 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.
Vafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 18 Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 851 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.
Squigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 822 times:
N14053- The Korean Airlines pilot was asking your pilot for directions to that tiny runway in Anchorage
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 ) and it wouldn't stay shut (not that I cared)
Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
Flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6781 posts, RR: 6 Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 797 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)