A traveler from Canada caused a stir on TikTok by calling out another passenger for not closing their window shade on an overnight flight. In the viral video, Sarah Johnston Turner showed that the entire plane was dark except for the sunlight streaming through the open window.
The video received mixed reactions, with some arguing that the person paid for a window seat and should be allowed to do whatever they want with the shade. Others suggested that the irritated traveler should simply use an eye mask. However, many agreed with Johnston Turner, stating that they also dislike it when passengers leave windows open or lights on during red-eye flights.
Window shade etiquette has been a topic of debate for some time, with extreme situations even leading to in-flight brawls. It is generally agreed that the person in the window seat has control over the shade but should be considerate of others and willing to compromise.