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Which Airlines Spray Pesticides With Pax Onboard?  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9463 times:

Which airlines spray pesticides with pax onboard?

http://www.motherjones.com/mother_jones/JA98/winegar.html

http://www.flyana.com/pest.html

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User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9460 times:

While AirTran was operating the Havana charters out of Miami, pesticides had to be sprayed in the cabin prior to landing, and the empty bottles turned over to Cuban authorities....

Travis


User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9443 times:

I remember getting those in Thai International Airways from Europe and to Australia.


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User currently offlineBwc1976 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9373 times:

I was afraid I was going to get sprayed when I went to Australia this past July (Air New Zealand, LAX-SYD), but we weren't.



User currently offlineB744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9362 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.


User currently offlineJobalas From France, joined Mar 2001, 146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9359 times:

I know AF and Star airlines do that from RAK,PUJ,CUN,VRA,DKR or SCU. What 's the problem, it's nothing for health ?
BYE



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User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3314 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9343 times:

South African Airways did it out of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe after the door was closed for departure.


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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9337 times:

I had it happen on Virgin from JNB to LHR.


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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9341 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.

Mark




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User currently offlineDan6681 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9315 times:

Air Jamaica MBJ- HAV close to final approach! All of a sudden a F/A was walking extremely fast down the aisle spraying "a harmless and oderless substance" explained the head F/A over the PA.

Very Strange I thought.



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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9304 times:

Every airline has to spray with pax onboard, it makes no sense to do it when the pax arent on board. It all depends on the flights origin and destination whether you will be sprayed or not.


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User currently offlineNG737PSR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9200 times:

If you are flying into the UK, disinsection as it is called is carried out on departure from the following countries with the airline I fly for:

Egypt
Turkey
Morrocco
Algeria
Gambia


User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1808 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9192 times:

AirLib used to do this from PPT to LAX once the door was closed and prior to departure.


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User currently offlineAirX From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9169 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.

Regards Adrian.


User currently offlineSunCEO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 359 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9133 times:

Recently AF did from CDG to PEK (Beijing) but not on the return leg...

Rgds,
SunCEO.


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9113 times:

Jcs17 said that every airline has to do it, that's not entirely true. Purely Domestic carriers for example wouldn't need to spray the cabin.

As for international carriers, it all depends on the origin and the destination as to whether it's a requirement or not.

 Smile



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User currently offline1world From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9098 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.



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User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9084 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.


Matt



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User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9075 times:

Hey guys,
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!

Cheers
Mike


User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9000 times:

All flights arriving to Mexico from Central America, Caribbean or north South America must spray pesticide (ie TACA, Avianca, Cubana, LAB, etc)

PZ



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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8996 times:

As some pple have already implied, its not so much an 'airline' thing as a 'law' thing. I guess you have to look up the laws in question to find out whether you plane has to be de-bugged.

cheers


User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3357 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8961 times:
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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

Leo/ORD



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User currently offlinePacificflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 382 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8944 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.

User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8941 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.



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User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8929 times:

To the person who was wondering about cargo spraying, here is the official procedural information from AQIS

http://www.affa.gov.au/content/output.cfm?ObjectID=5A4B6063-2FC7-4E1E-8CBAD9FA7D78208D

All pretty good info, except they refer to McDonnell Douglas as McDonald Douglas  Laugh out loud


25 FL350 : On my Sobelair trip to Cuba (Varadero) they sprayed the Cabin before landing. And also before our stop in CUN.
26 B747-437B : I wonder if AI only does this once they get to India It is a requirement that all aircraft arriving into India be properly fumigated before the doors
27 Lfutia : Sean, Then how come I didn't see them do it onboard KL when we landed in DEL? Although we came in 45 mins late unless there are times when you aren't
28 Johnboy : BA also sprayed our flight from CPT to LHR prior to landing at Heathrow. You could hear the snickers from the entire plane when they announced overhea
29 B747-437B : how come I didn't see them do it onboard KL when we landed in DEL? Although we came in 45 mins late unless there are times when you aren't supposed to
30 Post contains images Acidradio : Howabout rednecks on charter flights who don't bathe? I think they should spray a can of pesticide on each one of them. Or make them stand outside and
31 Shilla : On my trip with Emirates to KUL they sprayed the cabin before takeoff from DAC, where we made a short stopover.
32 CainanUK : MH sprays coming to MAN
33 Carnoc : I think all international flights into Beijing (PEK), China now have to do that, not sure about other Chinese cities (haven't flown to other Chinese c
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