Video: Hot Tempers At 35,000 Feet – Who Should Have Control Of The Window Shade On A Plane?

Way back when, windows and seats on planes were in alignment and each row of seats usually had one window per row on each side of the plane. That went out the proverbial window when airlines decided to squeeze as many people as possible into their planes. It makes for more rows, which, in turn, makes for a misaligned distribution of windows.

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You might have one window in your row, or possibly one and a half, or maybe only half of a window, and sometimes none at all.

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So what happens when a window winds up being between two rows of seats and the person in front wants the window shade one way and the person in the back wants it another way?

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Well, an argument about that very thing recently happened and, of course, someone videotaped it. Take a look:

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Frequent Flyers Should Pay More Taxes To Decrease Planes’ Carbon Footprint???

Airlines are doing everything they can to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. They have commercial planes fly at the “sweet spot” of energy efficiency. They’ve come up with all sorts of crazy ways to decrease weight so they don’t use up as much fuel. In fact, Frontier even put a spin on it to say that checked baggage fees are good for the environment.

In October 2016, governments from over 190 countries pledged to take major steps to improve fuel economy.  Each country (except those that have pulled out or refused to participate. For example, Brazil, India, China and Russia) is looking at ways it can help make its carbon footprint smaller. Here are a few examples, some of which are a little more far-reaching than others.

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Stranger Comforts Scared 96-Year-Old Passenger On Her First Flight In 15 Years

For all the horrid stories you hear about air travel – when Dr. Dao was dragged off the United plane a few years ago, the fistfights that have happened, etc., etc., etc., – it’s always an awesome thing when you hear about the goodness of people, for a change. And that’s exactly what happened not long ago, on a Southwest flight.

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Could A Passenger With No Previous Flight Experience Actually Fly A Plane?

In the past few days, some bloggers posted about an easyJet flight where the pilot didn’t show up, so a passenger volunteered and was allowed to fly the plane instead. Here are the different reports about the incident:

The punch line was that the passenger was actually an easyJet pilot who happened to be on vacation (well, easyJet is based out of the U.K., so “holiday”). So, of course, he was able to fly the plane.

But it got me to thinking – COULD a passenger – one who isn’t a pilot, and had no flying experience – actually fly a commercial plane?

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The Newest Tourist Scam, Another Reason Why Southwest Rocks, Why I Want To Visit This Airport, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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