NEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 810 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3496 times:
There will be an interesting documentary for UK viewers on the BBC next monday 21st April with a toxicologist testing air samples from various flights.
There have been suggestions for years that some airlines dont provide us with the best air conditioning, often due to costs and, i for one would specially agree that particularly on long haul flights airlines should provide clean air for us to breathe at whatever cost.
There will be some interesting stories from both passengers who have become ill and Pilots who have passed out at the controls, apparently made ill by toxic fumes.
Any a.net members had any ill feeling on flights? My experience on some long haul journeys has been more towards the lack of cool air made available from the booster vent, at times the blower is working but the air its blowing is warm. Having said that, it isnt surprising that such large numbers of people in an enclosed area could easily pass on germs in the air.
Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3477 times:
I bet the quality of air while sat at the traffic lights in a congested city will show far greater levels of pollution than the air on aircraft! I've seen many reports suggesting contaminated air and many quashing the claims. If the aircraft is well maintained as per Boeing, Airbus, Embraer etc etc specifications, I see no problem. I can't say I've ever experienced any problems inflight that I would put down to airquality. I've had an odd sore throat or cold but it's difficult to attribute it to the air quality when you're around that many people. The dryness of the air can be a problem but that's just part of flying. I'll be watching, should be interesting but I'd take the claims with a pinch of salt. When you consider the volume of passengers flying on a daily basis, if there was a serious problem I'm sure things would have come to light well before now.
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