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The Real Reason Planes Dim the Lights During Takeoff and Landing

April 15, 2017

From the Conde Nast Traveler website

It’s not what you think.

When an airplane’s cabin lights dim, well-conditioned air travelers instinctively know their flight has been cleared for takeoff, or that they are in the final moments of descent before a plane touches down.

And though the lowering of cabin lights is widely accepted as a safety procedure, what purpose does it actually serve?

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