Ever Wondered Why You Have To Keep The Shades Up On A Plane?

Reason behind keeping the shades up during takeoff and landing.

Ever Wondered Why You Have To Keep The Shades Up On A Plane?
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There are many instances and things which are asked to be followed on the plane but we certainly do not always pay attention to it, just neglecting them to be part of the necessity.

Even I was ignorant enough the first time I traveled in a plane just taking it to be as a strange request of the flight crew. But what caught my attention was the thing I realized later.

Read on to the story to know more.

Have you noticed that we are always asked to keep the window blinds up, prior to take-off or landing.

Have you noticed that we are always asked to keep the window blinds up, prior to take-off or landing.

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I am sure the view must be pretty awesome!

I am sure the view must be pretty awesome!
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But certainly, their main purpose is not to let you have a look at the beautiful scene outside.

Rather, it is more for the flight crew's benefit and your safety.

Rather, it is more for the flight crew's benefit and your safety.
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Because if there's an emergency during the day time with the cabin lights ON and the shades up, it becomes easier for a passenger to adjust to the outside light while evacuating. A sudden change in light can lead to a temporary blurred vision and the same applies to the night time when the cabin lights are dimmed.

It makes easier for them to see if there's anything wrong with the plane. 

It makes easier for them to see if there's anything wrong with the plane. 
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With the shades up, the crew can assess the situation outside and accordingly plan the evacuation. Since during the emergencies, every second counts, it helps in deciding like which side is better to disembark from.

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It is always good to have extra pairs of eyes. 

It is always good to have extra pairs of eyes. 
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Because even if the attendants fail to spot a problem, a passenger can help them to spot it out.

The opened shades can also help the emergency ground staff to see inside the airplane.

The opened shades can also help the emergency ground staff to see inside the airplane.
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Open window shades can also help the emergency ground staff see inside the airplane.

It helps the passengers in bracing themselves for a bumpy landing as well.

It helps the passengers in bracing themselves for a bumpy landing as well.
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But, apart from the take-off and landing, you can keep the blinds open or close at your own leisure.

But, apart from the take-off and landing, you can keep the blinds open or close at your own leisure.
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There you go with all new knowledge!

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