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Avalonia makes the pertinent point that this is about public awareness.
The forum should be used as much for the travelling publics awareness of this matter, rather ponticicating on whether a particular vintage cru is served on board an airline or the Qatar Airways club class configuration suits the new B787.

To this end I have posted a new ‘Fume Incident’ which seems to be typical of what might occur inflight. There no conclusions, just observations.

Incident: Aeromexico B738 at Cancun on Jun 17th 2013, smoke in cabin

By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Jun 19th 2013 17:01Z, last updated Wednesday, Jun 19th 2013 17:01Z
An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800, registration N520AM performing flight AM-580 from Cancun to Mexico City (Mexico) with 120 passengers and 7 crew, was climbing out of Cancun’s runway 12R when smoke appeared in the cabin obviously originating from the air conditioning outlets. The crew stopped the climb at FL110 and decided to return to Cancun, worked the checklists which resulted in the smoke subsiding and landed safely on runway 12R about 15 minutes after stopping the climb. The passengers disembarked normally.

The flight was cancelled.

The incident aircraft was able to position to Mexico City about 8 hours after landing back.

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