Can A Flight Attendant Force You To Keep Your Window Shade Open/Closed?

The Flight Detective recently wrote a post about wanting to keep the window shade open while on a flight, even though the flight attendant said to close it. And it got me to thinking…it’s one thing for them ask you to lower (or raise) your window shade, but can they actually FORCE you to do it?

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How To Get A Free Flight and/or Save 50% Off Your Room, I’d Avoid That Country Right Now, & More!

Happy Sunday 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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Why Do Airplane Windows Have Those Little Holes In Them?

If you have a window seat on a plane, you may notice a tiny hole down towards the bottom of the plane. You can’t feel it if you try to touch it, and yet it’s on every passenger window of just about every commercial aircraft.

The Airplane window ice ring
PC: flickr, Chris Waits

Ever wonder why it was there? Welp. I found out…

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Product Review: spAIRtray, “The Hassle Free Airline Window Shelf”

spAIRtray bills itself as “the world’s first window shelf for extra room on most commercial aircraft window seats.” It had honestly never been on our radar before but the makers of spAIRtray contacted us a while back, asking if we would review their product. We agreed, with the understanding that we would give an honest review.

We received no compensation for this task, other than getting to use and keep the spAIRtray they sent us.

Here’s what we thought of it.

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