kabq737 wrote:In the case of an explosive depressurization the cabin will fill up with condensation and lose objects will go flying which can be dangerous to passengers.
AirstairFear wrote:kabq737 wrote:In the case of an explosive depressurization the cabin will fill up with condensation and lose objects will go flying which can be dangerous to passengers.
I don't think this was the kind of "explosive depressurization" the OP had in mind. Dangerous to passengers, certainly. As for loose objects, not gonna touch that one.
spacecadet wrote:I definitely have some bloating issues on long flights. Not so much on short flights, but flights of 5+ hours can be problematic.
It makes sense. I've seen bags of potato chips actually explode in the overhead bins. I've had containers of shampoo do the same (before the 3 ounce rule). Stuff expands up there. It would be the same if you were climbing a mountain, I'm sure. The human body gets used to whatever altitude it's actually at most of the time. Maybe people in Denver don't have much of this issue, because they're already at 5,000 feet, so going to 8,000 feet cabin pressure isn't a big deal. But going sea level to 8,000 feet and staying there for 5+ hours will definitely start to expand whatever gas you have inside you. This is exacerbated by whatever food you eat up there; basically all food naturally produces at least some gas. I try to minimize the intake of food I know will be the worst offenders when I'm up there.
I think this is the real reason airplanes recycle their air 100% about 10 times per hour
andymartin wrote:I nearly always need to take a dump after a longish flight, but maybe that's the airline food more than air pressure!
flyingturtle wrote:Something I remember from an EMT textbook is that blood pressure measurements taken on aircraft are very often wrong.
Oilman wrote:flyingturtle wrote:Something I remember from an EMT textbook is that blood pressure measurements taken on aircraft are very often wrong.
I'm what way are they wrong? Do you mean it's always higher or lower than normal or is the blood pressure measurement at altitude not indicative of what the body is experiencing?
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