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Old December 5th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #11

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ah ye good ol' days...where one could smoke in airplanes and buses, cover his floor & ceiling with asbestos and use leaded gasoline.
When smoking was common on aircraft, even just in the last three rows at the very back the cabin environment was completely vented and refreshed every thirty minutes. As that requires heating the incoming air, it costs fuel. Airlines no longer have that expense and now passengers are free to inhale hours and hours of other people's farts and every transmittable respiratory disease present on the entire aircraft. Passengers reporting contraction of such diseases after a long haul ( longer than four hour) flight have increased in Britain by 800% since 1990. Then again, maybe people are flying more or are carrying more infections.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 10:31 AM   #12

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When smoking was common on aircraft, even just in the last three rows at the very back the cabin environment was completely vented and refreshed every thirty minutes. As that requires heating the incoming air, it costs fuel. Airlines no longer have that expense and now passengers are free to inhale hours and hours of other people's farts and every transmittable respiratory disease present on the entire aircraft. Passengers reporting contraction of such diseases after a long haul ( longer than four hour) flight have increased in Britain by 800% since 1990. Then again, maybe people are flying more or are carrying more infections.
that's why i like the good old days i had no idea that those bastards were recirculating air during a flight.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 03:56 AM   #13

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cover his floor & ceiling with asbestos .
Asbestos-related diseases kill more people than road accidents in the UK each year
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Old December 6th, 2012, 04:21 AM   #14

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WHY did they ever have X-Ray machines in shoe shops? To X-Ray people's feet for foot problems?

X-ray machines were the bane of photographers back in the days of film. They claimed that it took several doses of machine to fog the film, but that was nonsense. I always kept the films as hand luggage, which meant that in certain countries, they didn't much like that.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 07:22 AM   #15

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When smoking was common on aircraft, even just in the last three rows at the very back the cabin environment was completely vented and refreshed every thirty minutes. As that requires heating the incoming air, it costs fuel. Airlines no longer have that expense and now passengers are free to inhale hours and hours of other people's farts and every transmittable respiratory disease present on the entire aircraft. Passengers reporting contraction of such diseases after a long haul ( longer than four hour) flight have increased in Britain by 800% since 1990. Then again, maybe people are flying more or are carrying more infections.
That's not actually true (source).
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That's not actually true (source).
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English explains that the Airbus controllers have three positions, labeled HI, NORM, and LO. “Almost all the time you’re in the NORM position, and flow control is automatic. The HI position is used when you need a rapid change in temperature. The LO position does as the name implies. It reduces flow and provides some fuel savings, but they are minimal and this isn’t used very often. Company guidance is to use LO whenever the passenger load is below a hundred. It’s not a big change. Sitting in the cabin, it’s almost impossible to notice the difference.”
So one can become a little big pregnant can one?
Can't notice the difference? They said the same when they reduced leg-room in economy class (which has NOTHING to do with DVT, honest). Humidifiers are too expensive and too damaging to use on aircraft are they? Funny that the only two executive jets that I have been lucky enough to fly on both had humidifiers.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 08:01 AM   #17

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Asbestos-related diseases kill more people than road accidents in the UK each year
Yeah, but the damage has already been done; very few people contract asbestos-related diseases any more. It'll all but die out eventually.
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So one can become a little big pregnant can one?
Can't notice the difference? They said the same when they reduced leg-room in economy class (which has NOTHING to do with DVT, honest). Humidifiers are too expensive and too damaging to use on aircraft are they? Funny that the only two executive jets that I have been lucky enough to fly on both had humidifiers.
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When smoking was common on aircraft, even just in the last three rows at the very back the cabin environment was completely vented and refreshed every thirty minutes. As that requires heating the incoming air, it costs fuel. Airlines no longer have that expense and now passengers are free to inhale hours and hours of other people's farts and every transmittable respiratory disease present on the entire aircraft.
According to "Ask the Pilot", even on LO settings, the air is still being recirculated. And, on Boeing aircraft - per the article - the total volume is replaced not every half hour, but every two to three minutes.
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I started out as a motor mechanic. In those days, many cars had drum brakes, especially at the rear wheels. The shoe liner material was asbestos based and when replacing or adjusting shoes, we'd blow the large pile of dust (ground up asbestos) out using a compressed air gun. Huge clouds of asbestos everywhere.

But that was OK, we didn't know it was so dangerous
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