Passenger slams ‘infuriating’ new plane feature – and even flight attendants agree

A passenger has slammed one of the most annoying new features on an airplane.

Both flight attendants and passengers even agreed.

A passenger has often criticized a new feature on airplanes


A passenger has often criticized a new feature on airplanesPhoto credit: Getty

The passenger said he noticed during one flight that the plane had “fancy windows that dimmed instead of a blind that I could pull down.”

He wrote on Reddit, “I always get a window seat so I can just listen to music and stare at the scenery, and I HATE those windows.”

“We left around 9am and although the flight was long (8-9 hours) we arrived at our destination at 2pm.

“The windows were dark the entire time and I noticed myself and a few other people roll the windows up to let in some light which the FAs blacked out a few minutes later.

“I was pretty annoyed by it, mostly because I wanted to read and the overhead light sucks.

“Is there a reason why they keep it dark for the entire flight? Is it rude for me to keep making it louder?”

He added that it was not a night flight and people were talking and laughing loudly and were therefore confused as to why they were blacked out.

Others agreed with Reddit.

One person said: “What I like least about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is exactly what I love about the window dimmers, but I don’t like how the flight attendants just keep dimming them and not allowing passengers to adjust them to suit their needs.” .” Comfort.”

Another said: “I hate that this is happening in flight. Please tell someone about this so the behavior can be corrected.”

One flight attendant even chimed in, saying, “We were told not to black them out like that for the entire flight, but some flight attendants still do.”

“I find it really annoying and it also bothers me as a passenger.”

In the event of an emergency, the aircraft window shades must be raised during takeoff and landing.

Pilot Patrick Smith, author of Cockpit Confidential, said this happens when landing in the evening or when it’s dark outside.

He told him before telegraph: “Dimming the lights allows your eyes to get used to the dark ahead of time, so you don’t suddenly get blinded if something happens and the power goes out and you run towards the doors in the dark or smoke.”

A flight attendant agreed, explaining that they must also look outside in an emergency.

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They said: “Should an evacuation be necessary, flight attendants can more easily assess conditions outside the aircraft to determine if egress is appropriate.”

And that’s why some airplane seats don’t have windows at all.

Others agreed that windows should only be darkened on night flights


Others agreed that windows should only be darkened on night flightsCredit: Alamy

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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