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Ever Wonder Why Airplanes Dim Lights On Takeoff?

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I came across a short article from Travel + Leisure answering a question related to flying that I’ve never really given much thought to before.

On pretty much every flight, the captain dims the cabin light and we are asked to raise our window shades during takeoff and landing. I can’t say that I’ve ever pondered the reason for doing so, it’s always just been something that happens. Continue reading Ever Wonder Why Airplanes Dim Lights On Takeoff?