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Why Do Flight Attendants Ask You To Open The Windows During Landing And Takeoff?

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Something that you might have noticed while flying is that the flight attendants will ask you to open the window shade during takeoff and landing. This is done so that everyone can see the most critical parts of the flight and can warn the crew if they see anything unusual such as a fire or smoke.

This is something that is mandatory and makes sense since it is best to look outside to see if there is any potential danger that could lead to something serious. So next time, be sure to listen and let the crew know if you see anything out of place.

Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program, and she currently works as the Writing Center Assistant Director at a small university in western Pennsylvania. Camille's writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.