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Anonymous3 Nov 2007
In case that your readers are not aware of its existence, may i suggest that fliers (as well as Flight and cabin crew), look at the following websites to acquaint themselves with this phenomenon:
With more awareness of the conditions, pressure can be brought about to get some independent research undertaken to ascertain what should happen and gain compensation for those affected by the onset of this condition.3 Nov 2007
Research on this subject is apparently on its way from the government. A committee set up by the UK Department for Transport looked at data supplied by the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) re the link between pilot/cabin crew health and cabin air contaminants, and found no causal link – but the DoT has said it ‘hopes’ to begin a study either late this year or early next year……8 Nov 2007
Suggest that all read this article in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ online or in Saturday February 23rd Travel section of the printed edition.23 Feb 2008
It certainly is! If you read the respective websites you gain a good insight to the problem. Possibly the worst issue facing flyers today. If the awareness of the problem is not made more prominent the airline industry will continue to poison crew and passengers alike with impunity!4 Feb 2012
Anonymous15 Jun 2013
I am beginning this thread at the behest of of other posters who feel that the subject of Toxic Air Syndrome is a fallacy and not worthy of consideration. Please view http://www.aerotoxic.org. Then please post your views as it will make for a lively discussion if you genuinely concerned about your health inflight and that of your crew in their workspace.15 Jun 2013
I am also posting an aviation site (http://avherald.com/) where interested readers can review incidents across the the last 6 months or so that are related to fumes or smoke in the cabin. I am not stating that these incidents are caused by engine oil entering the cabin but it does illustrate how seriously that the airlines are taking the incidence of smoke/fume/ nauseous smells in the cabin for whatever reason….15 Jun 2013
Agree some airlines cabins ..stink with foul air.
Can you imagine the situation if/when 500 passengers all turn up at departure with their own bottled oxygen supplies and masks.
Say each weights in at @ 20 Kilos each which would mean an extra 10,000.Kilos on board …might makes the operators jump.
Cant see any objections at customs since aircraft already carry bottled O2…..also would make feeding time ..fun…16 Jun 2013
I’ve been flying in the industry for well over 20 years now. I have been employed by two of the biggest airlines in the world and not once have I experienced such an event nor have I had any of my flying partners ever mention one of them to me. Lucky???? Perhaps.
The you tube video in the link shows an obvious mechanical problem (smoke incident) with the aircraft. Something that is far from normal and a very rare occurrence.
I honestly don’t believe this to be anything that a normal flyer needs to worry themselves with.
Unless you are on a Boeing 787 dreamliner…..just kidding!16 Jun 2013
Hopefully it’s not something we ever have to worry about, but while its never happened to me, thankfully, there hav been several cases about this recently. I believe the 787 has been designed in such a way that cabin air no longer passes through the engine, so hopefully as planes get newer the problem will be eradicated.16 Jun 2013