From: email@example.com Organization: Boston College Date: 31 Aug 94 02:17:23 References: 1 2 3 4
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>>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. Most of the times I have flown BA transatlantic, when the flights leave late in the evening, going east, the announcement before dimming the lights is something like "safety regulations require that we turn off the cabin lights during take off and landing; we will turn them on again a few minutes into the flight" or something like that. So, I suppose the official reason must be to allow the passenger's eyes to adjust to darkness in the event of an emergency. Otherwise why would they always mention "safety regulations"? S.K.