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IAD's Shuttle Fill With Smoke  
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

This happened on april 1st. I was disembarking an air france 777 around 7pm or so in IAD. It was a long flight from CDG (well i sat next to the most polite 7 year old on the flight thank god) and as usual everyone was boarding the shuttle to customs. anyway right when the shuttle is lowered from the gate, the cabin fills with smoke. Now i was scared because we did not return to the terminal building,but just kept going to the customs building,and this problem reminded me about the Saudi Arabian flight 163. Everyone was coughing and had cloth over their mouth/nose. Alot said it smelled like rubber. Does anyone have any ideas as what the cause of it was? Ive never seen this happen before in the shuttles.


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User currently offlineDCAYOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 602 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

I have long thought these machines are death traps. I have never noticed any directions for escape procedures inside the "mobile lounges". Thankfully, nothing serious has happened.


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User currently offlineCaptover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1397 times:

April 1st, eh???????

User currently offlineFlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1337 times:

I hate those shuttles. Always smell, too hot or too cold, always stuffed. Just disgusting.

But yes, I have never seen any emergency escape instructions in those things.



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

On the mobile lounges that raise and lower, there are emergency exit stairs with instructions at the rear of the lounge. On the ones that don't raise and lower there are exit stairs on both ends with instructions.

User currently offlineGoodmanr From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

Quoting FlyinTLow (Reply 3):



Quoting FlyinTLow (Reply 3):
I hate those shuttles. Always smell, too hot or too cold, always stuffed. Just disgusting.

But yes, I have never seen any emergency escape instructions in those things.

It's not hard to tell how you get out. There are doors on both ends, open them (they aren't locked) and jump down. They suck, but they aren't dangerous.



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