Re: Cabin lights dimmed during finals at night

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Date:         21 Aug 94 15:35:08 
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I work for a US airline.  We also dim the lights for night landings.  We
do this to afford the passengers a better view of the lights on the
ground, (i.e. for better sightseeing).  Glare on the inside of cabin
windows makes it difficult to see outside at night when the cabin is
brightly lit.  I'm not sure I agree with the theory that this practice
allows the passenger's eyes to adjust to darkness in the event of a crash.