Flight Attendant Explains Scary Reason Why You have to Put Blinds Up During Take Off

A flight attendant has shared the rather scary reason why window blinds are kept up during take-off.

We all know that when you board a flight the cabin crew come round before the plane gets into the air to sake sure that the window blinds are all up.

Various theories as to why are often shared around the cabin on departure.

Some think it keeps the pressure in the plane stable while others say that it’s so the crew can see the wings.

It turns out there’s actually a very simple but slightly unpleasant reason behind the airline rule.

On Reddit, a flight attendant was answering questions from passengers and was asked: “Why do you always ask to put up the window blinds while taking off or landing?”

To which the cabin crew member noted that the windows must be up so passengers can alert crew if something is going terribly wrong.

They wrote: “In case something goes wrong a passenger can see it and alert the flight crew.

“It also has to do with safety. If you crash upon take-off inside a dark plane, the light could be blinding upon evacuating.”

A flight attendant recently explained why you should never wear flip flops on a plane too – and it’s for a similar reason.

Air host Tony Kuna claims holidaymakers should wear sturdy shoes for safety reasons.

He wrote on Quora: “During an emergency, all sorts of debris and unpleasant ground surfaces will block your way towards the exit, as well as outside the aircraft.”

“If your feet [aren’t] properly covered, you’ll have a hard time making your way to safety.

“Imagine destroying your bare feet as your run down the aisle covered with broken glass, fires and metal shards. Kind of like John McClane in Die Hard, but worse.”

One comment

  • Geronimo Antonio Schmidt

    No doubt I miss the good old days when only people of class and income would be flying and the rest were relegated to taking trains and buses. Now after deregulation (thank you Reagan) and discount airlines, safety and comfort is compromised and the air is full of rude morons walking in sandals and creating all sort of chaos in the flights.

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