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Old Jul 30, 12, 6:59 am   #1
 
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From the KING5 web site:

Flight tirade could lead to charges for Tacoma man

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- A 50-year-old Tacoma man could face criminal charges after an outburst over a reading light during a flight from Honolulu to Bellingham International Airport.

Washington State Patrol spokesman Keith Leary tells The Bellingham Herald authorities responded when the Alaska Airlines plane touched down early Saturday.
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Old Jul 30, 12, 12:56 pm   #2
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That can be a brutal flight especially if delayed. As nice as it is to have a dark cabin, that is a personal reading light.
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Having recently taken a 12 hour flight with a crying baby immediately behind me, I wonder what this guy would have done.
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Eyeshades. Should be standard issue for all classes of service on any overnight flight.

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Old Aug 5, 12, 8:23 am   #5
 
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Eyeshades. Should be standard issue for all classes of service on any overnight flight.

That's some spiffy color!
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Old Aug 5, 12, 6:54 pm   #6
 
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Eyeshades. Should be standard issue for all classes of service on any overnight flight.

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Old Aug 5, 12, 6:58 pm   #7
 
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From the KING5 web site:

Flight tirade could lead to charges for Tacoma man

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- A 50-year-old Tacoma man could face criminal charges after an outburst over a reading light during a flight from Honolulu to Bellingham International Airport.

Washington State Patrol spokesman Keith Leary tells The Bellingham Herald authorities responded when the Alaska Airlines plane touched down early Saturday.
Perhaps he was edgy from not being able to smoke his medical Washington pain weed. LOL
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Old Aug 5, 12, 9:46 pm   #8
 
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Eyeshades. Should be standard issue for all classes of service on any overnight flight.


OR, people could bring their own rather than depending on the airline to provide them. Just sayin...
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Old Aug 5, 12, 10:16 pm   #9
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OR, people could bring their own rather than depending on the airline to provide them. Just sayin...
I have a pair of DL ones that I typically have in my backpack when flying AS
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Old Aug 5, 12, 10:37 pm   #10
 
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I have a pair of DL ones that I typically have in my backpack when flying AS
I have some from Air France, Thai Airways and Air Tahiti Nui that I've held onto and use when needed - not when I'm working of course.
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I have some from Air France, Thai Airways and Air Tahiti Nui that I've held onto and use when needed - not when I'm working of course.
Ah my In'tl experience is much more limited

Hopefully someday I can burn more of my mountain of milez
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Old Aug 6, 12, 6:51 pm   #12
 
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That can be a brutal flight especially if delayed. As nice as it is to have a dark cabin, that is a personal reading light.
Alas, my experience, especially on older planes, is that these "personal reading lights" broadcast their light over a quite wide area, making it hard to sleep when sitting next to someone who keeps the light on while everyone else is trying to sleep. Fortunately, newer planes have better-designed lights that cast a much narrower beam. I do agree with bringing nightshades on a night flight.
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I've felt like abusing some people who leave all of their window shades 100% up during a 10-hour TATL flight westbound. Not so much for sleeping but because the IFE experience is marginalized (and these are often folks who are watching movies). Good that I refrained...

Eyeshades are helpful but not bulletproof, and not particularly comfortable for all. And of course they don't resolve the window issue. Now I understand some people like to look out the window but that doesn't require all windows all the time as there's often nothing to see.
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Perhaps he was edgy from not being able to smoke his medical Washington pain weed. LOL
LOL That one's got my vote. LOL
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I have some from Air France, Thai Airways and Air Tahiti Nui that I've held onto and use when needed - not when I'm working of course.
That would be fun to watch
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