United Airlines to Flight Attendants: Stop Overriding the Electric Window Shades On Boeing 787's
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United's flight attendants have been told to stop overriding the electric window shades on its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, taking control away from passengers and plunging the cabin into darkness even on daylight flights.
The gentle reminder that passengers should have control over their own window shade came in a recently circulated internal memo.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner uses electrochromic technology to control the darkness of the window shades throughout the cabin.
The system works by sending an electric current through a special transparent gel that's sandwiched between two panels within the window. Increasing the voltage running through the gel makes the window increasingly darker....
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