A PASSENGER has sparked debate online after they slammed a woman on their flight for not closing her window blind.

The person explained that they were on a seven-hour plane journey at the beginning of which the pilot requested passengers put their blinds down so people could sleep.

However, the woman who sat across the aisle did not close her blind and instead spent the beginning of the flight staring out the window.

The passenger walked over and asked her to close it, but she initially refused.

Eventually, after half an hour, the woman gave in and shut the blind.

After the incident, the person reached out on social media site Reddit to ask if they have behaved unreasonably or not.

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They wrote: "The pilot came on as the flight started and told everyone to shut their blinds as it was a 7 hour flight and many would be sleeping.

"90 minutes later a woman across the aisle opened her window and just sat there looking at the Atlantic Ocean.

"I was awoken by this as was the stranger next to me.

"I got up after 20ish minutes and walked over to ask them to please close their blind so others could sleep as was announced.

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"She and her husband looked at me like I'd asked them to jump out said window.

"I pressed and 30 minutes later they finally closed it for the remainder of the flight.

"The level of light went down exponentially when it shut."

A lot of people were on the woman's side, telling the passenger that she had paid for her seat and was entitled to look out the window if she wanted to.

One said: "The person with the shade open paid for their ticket the same and should be able to use their space as they see fit."

A second said: "If you wanted a shared space to be dark, why didn't you bring a sleeping/eye mask?"

However, others argued in favour of the passenger, saying that passengers were asked to close their blinds by the pilot.

One said: "The pilot told everyone to shut their blinds. If the person flying the plane says to do something, it’s not optional at that point."

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A flight attendant has explained why passengers are asked to open their window blinds for take-off and landing.

And one woman was left horrified by a passenger's gross method of closing the blinds during a flight.


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