B744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7517 times:
All airlines arriving into New Zealand are required to spray the cabin interior with pesticide. Most carriers that I have flown on do it overtly, ie walking down the isle with a couple of spray cans, whereas Air NZ pipe it through the airconditioning system.
Demoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 25 Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7496 times:
A few flights that i've been on into the United Kingdom have sprayed insecticide, Caledonian from Dalaman, Turkey and Emirates from Dubai. It's due to the country of arrival's policy to prevent any foreign creatures getting into the natural ecosystems of the country I presume - and depends on where the aircraft has departed from.
AirX From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7324 times:
I remember back in 1999 when I travelled from Gatwick to Barbados on a Virgin Atlantic 747-200, they sprayed the cabin with pesticides prior to landing. I think they may have done the same thing on the way back.
1world From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7253 times:
When you fly into Cuba, you always have to give them the empty can which is the only way they know that you have sprayed.
It is common practice at the airline that I work for to carry a half empty can of spray on the airplane to give to the Cubans. Its probably been 3 or 4 years since the last time that we have physically gone down the isle spraying away.
The authorities down their would always want to keep the bottles as they take them hope and use them for pest control. I would make it a habit of asking for the can of spray back which they never liked but always gave it back.
It seems to be a dying practice to expose people to these harmfull chemicals. The air is already bad enough on a airplane.
If these countries are so worried about bugs, why is it that the cargo holds aren't sprayed?
I have seen back in the day a few flies in the cabin and after a full cabin spray, they are still flying around and even escape into the tropics when we arrive.
Qantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5 Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7239 times:
This has happened every time I've been on an Air Niugini international flight into Moresby, I can't remember it happening on any other airline I've been on-not even QF into Auckland a couple of years ago.
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AirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2538 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7230 times:
As said AirNZ have it through the air conditioning system, which in turn DOES do the cargo hold!
When i flew with soe Asian carriers...ie....KE, BR, FJ... they walk down the aisles and spray before landing...esp. in New Zealand, as we relie heavily on our agriculture!
Lfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3239 posts, RR: 29 Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7116 times:
I remember that Air India did it as soon as we landed and got to the gate in DEL. I asked my mom what they were doing and she siad that they were spraying pesticides. I know that they went down and up the aisle twice.
On my last visit to India, I took KLM and once we landed and touched down, we didn't get sprayed. I wonder if AI only does this once they get to India
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Pacificflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 382 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7099 times:
I flew BA from BKK to LHR often, they spreyed the cabin before pushback everytime. I don't remember if QF did it. I remember when TG had 747 flight BKK-DEL-LHR (now it's direct only) they spreyed the cabin almost imediately when they parked in DEL, and they spreyed again in DEL on the return trip from LHR.
Demoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 25 Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7096 times:
It's not the airlines choice when to spray the cabin of aircraft, it is due to the arrival country's regulations for inbound aircraft from certain countries
It was quite clearly said on the times that I've been on a plane where the cabin was sprayed with pesticide that this was to "comply with UK civil aviation authority regulations." Again, this does not happen on all inbound flights to the UK, just the ones from certain countries which the UK feel the need to use pesticides to prevent some species of insects entering the country. The same rule applies to other countries around the world.