I heard that stewardess are assessed more for their beauty than their mental ability, so I think his friend should be ok... heh
how about when the lights go out, you can still see
ya I thought there was a similar thread like this some weeks back.
The reason should be like what some of the people said, increase the chances of noticing something wrong.
Believe it or not, there was a crash when one of the engines of the plane failed, the PILOT diagnose the WRONG engine and switched off the WORKING engine...... The show said that if ANY of the passengers or crew ACTUALLY reported to the pilot which engine was SMOKING, the crash could have been averted.
I think the best solution is just leave the blinds up, and increase the chances lor.
I think it was bought about by the media.
They want to get those shots of the faces when people find out they will be taxiing for 2 hours,
because of an industrial strike
Time, is an effortless construction :)
I have ever asked a flight stewardess similar questions... (a weak attempt to chat up the flight stewadess )
The reason given was to allow the passenger to be aware of what's happening outside should an emergency happen. This supposedly helps the passengers react to the situation when needed. This is also the reason for the cabin lights to be turned off during night landing/takeoff so that the passenger can see the outside of the plane.
i believe the most dangerous part is taking off and landing cos a lot of heat is produce, so hav to look out for them
Afaik, SQ's aircraft have to have an auto land every 28 days. It is not uncommon to see them done about once a week and it is recorded in the aircraft log and tracked. This is to make sure that they system is fully operational in the event of a CATIIIC landing.