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Quoting USAirALB (Reply 13):
I have heard that some carriers have also complained that the windows are too hot to the touch when facing the sun.
True, but "old school" window shades get hot in the sun too...
Shades tend to be white/off white. Those dark electrochromic glasses probably store more heat than the shades do.
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Quoting Moose135 (Reply 46):
So you'll make 400 pax wear masks just so you can look outside. That's ridiculously selfish
Another reason why I support Boeing's electro dimmer choice ... The selfish jerks can fly on airlines other than mine
This argument will never go anywhere. You're under the assumption that all 400 want the plane dark. What if it is 50/50? Who gets to have it their way?
You're pretty much being as "selfish" as those you complain about, making others not be able to look out a window so you can sleep.
Every passenger, to the best of their ability, should prepare to fly in the manner that is most comfortable to them. I should prepare to potentially sit in the dark while pax are sleeping (if bright out) and find a way to entertain myself, and you should prepare to be able to sleep when others want the windows open.
Should I turn off my reading light because it may bother you? No. How about my PTV? No.
If you want your shades down, get a window seat and have control of it. If not, then your opinion shouldn't matter more than mine and neither of us will win the argument.
I personally love to look out the window throughout the flight, even if it is just over the Atlantic at 1am just to look at the stars. I however am not selfish enough to, like you suggested, force others to accommodate to my views. So I shouldn't HAVE to sit in the dark because YOU want to sleep, not should you not be able to sleep because I WANT to look out the window.
There is no easy solution to this "I like it this way and therefore it should be" argument. There will always be 2 sides, and we'll always be biased to our side. No need to call anyone selfish because we all are to an extent.