Window shades up?

Old Jul 24, 22, 8:01 pm
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I personally feel it's common courtesy to keep the shade open on takeoff and landing. I personally can't get my bearings straight on taxi / takeoff when all the shades around me are down. I choose a window when I can but obviously that's not always an option. Just happened to me actually this past Wednesday as I was sitting aisle in Exit row on a 12:20pm departure. Literally not a single shade open within 2 rows of me (ahead and behind). People did choose to turn their overhead light on though!
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Old Jul 25, 22, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by zeus2120 View Post
I was sitting aisle in Exit row on a 12:20pm departure. Literally not a single shade open within 2 rows of me (ahead and behind). People did choose to turn their overhead light on though!
What a grim experience. Like being in a coffin.
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Old Jul 25, 22, 1:35 pm
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Coming from the EU to the US, having the shades up helps me with my jet lag. So generally I keep them up. I grow quite weary of having to ask the f/as on Dreamliners to unlock my specific seat. 9 times out of 10 about 5 minutes later, another f/a just jumps up and dims them again :|
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Old Jul 25, 22, 1:42 pm
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It was happened too often, but I find it annoying when someone in the middle section of a wide-body asks for the shades to be opened.
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Old Jul 25, 22, 9:39 pm
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Originally Posted by ContinentalFan View Post
It was happened too often, but I find it annoying when someone in the middle section of a wide-body asks for the shades to be opened.
Or closed.
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Old Jul 25, 22, 11:27 pm
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I find it bizarre people are still arguing about this. The passenger in the window seat gets control of the window. Yes, it’s just that simple.
If anyone asked me to open (or close) my window shade I think I would laugh.
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Old Jul 26, 22, 4:55 am
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Unless that window seat pax is on a 788/789, on which the lead FA is in charge! ;-)
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Old Jul 26, 22, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by SFO_FT View Post
Unless that window seat pax is on a 788/789, on which the lead FA is in charge! ;-)
​​​​​​You are still able to override.
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Old Jul 26, 22, 9:27 am
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There are no rules regarding the control of the window shades. When you have a preference, work it out with your fellow passengers in a civilized manner.

Always a good idea to have the shades open for taxi, takeoff, and landing so that outside conditions can be evaluated if an evacuation becomes necessary. Also, close the shades on arrival in warm weather to help keep the cabin cool.
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