Most of us have taken a plane trip at some time or another. When doing so, you may not be aware that it's mandatory to have the window blinds up when the plane takes off or lands, but why is this?
Each time you hop on a plane to whisk you off to sunnier climes there are ritualistic safety protocols that must be carried out. We're all familiar with the air stewards standing in front of us pointing at doors and crossing their arms as they guide us through the scary prospect of what we must do in the case of an emergency.
Aside from learning how to position ourselves in the event of a dangerous landing, we should also make sure that the window blinds are up when the airplane is either taking off or landing.