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Originally posted by ANTHONY33
Last December I was flying from France to Japan and somewhere over northern Siberia in the dark of night I decided to open the window blind and have a look.
... the plane started abruptly banking to the right and then there was a bright light coming in the direction of the plane.
I don't claim to know what it was only to be sure that it wasn't a plane and not a star.
Originally posted by mizzu
Due to Wingtip Strobe light discharge bugging the cr#p out of passengers trying to sleep>
Originally posted by xBRINGxONx2012x
I don't know why they make you close your blinds, but I can guarantee it isn't to hide UFOs from the passengers. My neighbor and my uncle both fly (uncle is in the airforce, neighbor does passenger planes) and neither have said anything...and we talk often.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
At night, moonlight at altitude is brighter (at least it always seems so to me when I fly at night), because you're above the pollution. That light, plus the strobes reflecting into the windows annoys people.
During the day, people want to watch movies. With the shades open there's too much glare to be able to do that, even with seat back monitors sometimes. If you're on an older plane that doesn't have them, even one shade open can keep you from getting a good look at the screen ahead of you.
[edit on 4/12/2008 by Zaphod58]