Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – When boarding a plane, there are several rules that must be obeyed, one of which is opening the window cover when taking off and landing.
Before take off And landing, flight attendants will always check the rows of seats to make sure all the airplane window curtains are open. What’s the goal?
It turns out that the main purpose of these regulations is for travel safety, according to the official website of Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands.
The reason airplane window curtains must be opened during takeoff and landing
The window shades on every aircraft must always be open during takeoff and landing, whether it is dark outside or the sun is glaring. The reason is for the safety of passengers themselves.
Takeoff and landing are the riskiest stages of any flight. If something happens during these two risky moments, then your eyes have adapted to the darkness or light outside, so you can also react more quickly.
This is also the reason why the lights in the cabin are dimmed for takeoff and landing.
Another reason is that cabin crew must be able to see outside during takeoff and landing. If something goes wrong, then they can see if there is a problem with the engine or the wings.
And if the plane needs to be evacuated, you can see which side it’s safe to disembark from. This information can also be conveyed to the pilot in the cockpit and emergency services outside.
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