to keep my flap up during a flight

(127 Posts)
flamingnoravera Sat 09-Jan-16 16:05:15

I've just landed from a 13 hour daytime all the way flight from China. We flew over China. Mongolia, Russia etc and the scenery below was breathtaking as it was clear.
However, I was apparently, one of those passengers, because, having booked a window set to look out, I refused to pull the blind down until after lunch, some 4 hours in.
Fellow passengers were huffing and blowing but that just made me more steely resolved. It was a daytime flight, them wanting to sleep meant they needed to wear the slumber shades provided (no-one seemed to bother).
WIBU to keep it open to see the mountains?

TrappedInAWitchesCurse Sat 09-Jan-16 16:09:19

YWNBU! I would have done the same, window blinds down in daytime is wrong!
But then I never sleep on planes so I am the person annoying other passengers by keeping the reading light on all night.

theycallmemellojello Sat 09-Jan-16 16:09:24

No, of course not. When you say "huffing and blowing" do you mean that someone asked you to pull the blind down? If no one asked I sincerely doubt that it crossed anyone's mind that you should have put it down. In a daytime flight it doesn't make a difference to light in the cabin (unless the sun was in someone's face or something).

Musicaltheatremum Sat 09-Jan-16 16:09:52

Sounds fabulous. No. If it was daytime keep the flaps up.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 09-Jan-16 16:10:45

Yabu. You should be considerate to the person sitting next to you.

AwakeCantSleep Sat 09-Jan-16 16:11:23

YANBU! People shutting the blinds in daytime pisses me off no end.

Beware though, my mum was once told off sternly by the captain on a United Airlines flight for refusing to close her shutter as most people want to watch tv apparently confused

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 09-Jan-16 16:11:43

Oh, YANBU, I thought you had done it the other way round. Blocked out the view. Sorry!

DesertOrDessert Sat 09-Jan-16 16:15:00

YANBU.
They dim the lights if the aircrew want you to try and sleep. That's usually nighttime, ie when it's dark outside!!!

You had a blanket? Make it dark by putting that, or a sleep mask over your eyes.

hefzi Sat 09-Jan-16 16:23:04

I don't think YABU; however, I have frequently been on daytime long-haul flights where the stewards go round asking people to close the shades so people can watch films. On principle this annoys me - I don't understand the fascination for watching things in the dark: it's a flight, not a cinema. In practice, though, it doesn't affect me, as I don't watch films and read instead grin

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 09-Jan-16 16:26:07

Good for you, you booked a specific seat so why pull the blind down if you wanted to look out.

MerryMarigold Sat 09-Jan-16 16:30:08

Well, I got all sorts of grief on here for reclining 5yo DD's seat on a flight (which was daytime, but we had started at 3am). It was before the meal service and I would have put it up for the meal. I refused to put it up before the meal, as dd was finally sleeping. But the amount of people that laid into me on here and said I was wrong and selfish.

blueturtle6 Sat 09-Jan-16 16:30:41

Yanbu, they can wear eye masks surely, and usually the lights on during day

HSMMaCM Sat 09-Jan-16 16:30:49

I always book an aisle seat because I get claustrophobic otherwise but I like to look across through open flaps to see the clouds etc.

blueshoes Sat 09-Jan-16 16:32:04

Your "flap"? lol

Silvercatowner Sat 09-Jan-16 16:35:10

Yeah - long haul flight to San Francisco - the person sitting next to me got very cross because I wanted the 'flap' up so I could see the amazing view - clouds, snowfields, northern Canada.... that's why I booked a window seat!!

Pumpkinpositive Sat 09-Jan-16 16:35:10

I prefer the flaps down, irrespective of what time of day the flight is at. This is because I'm a nervous flyer and hate the sight of the ground ever diminishing in size/at odd angles. Flaps down means I'm less likely to feel panicky, but they have to be up during the taking off phase anyway.

I've never asked anyone to pull them down, and would never consider doing so during a day flight to facilitate napping. YANBU.

Hellochicken Sat 09-Jan-16 16:36:47

I think you can decide if you are in the window seat!

LeaLeander Sat 09-Jan-16 16:38:44

You are NOT being unreasonable. People who expect dim lighting in daytime hours can bring a sleep mask.

GreatFuckability Sat 09-Jan-16 16:42:42

I thought the title was a euphemism for something much more interesting.

<wanders out>

southeastastra Sat 09-Jan-16 16:55:37

I would be so mad ! Love looking out on flights even nights when the view is fab I am like a five year old on flights

flamingnoravera Sat 09-Jan-16 16:58:36

I was asked by the people in the middle aisle, they asked crew, crew asked me. I said I'd prefer not to, he gave me a look that said IWBU.

YouBastardSockBalls Sat 09-Jan-16 17:00:07

YANBU. Sounds lovely.

I, however, suspect that IABU for laughing at this title grin

flamingnoravera Sat 09-Jan-16 17:00:43

I was asked by the people in the middle aisle, they asked crew, crew asked me. I said I'd prefer not to, he gave me a look that said IWBU.

YouBastardSockBalls Sat 09-Jan-16 17:01:42

I would have smiled sweetly and said, 'no, I'm afraid not. These people can watch Taken when they land, but I won't be able to see China from above, will I?'

MuttonDressedAsMutton Sat 09-Jan-16 17:01:53

I also thought this was a different sort of thread grin

I'll let myself out!

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