Do Passengers Seated by a Window Have a Right to be Shady?

Let us shed some light on this issue: does a window of opportunity exist for a passenger seated elsewhere on an aircraft to dictate whether or not a window shade should be up or down, or does the passenger seated next to the window see right through that request?

What if one who is not seated next to a window wants to look outside? What if one has a splitting headache or is watching a movie and wants the window shade closed?

Reading the Yet Another Airline Etiquette Question: Window Shades may be a pane, but it could be curtains for you on your next flight if you are blind as to what is the proper etiquette.

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