A Reply to OPEN LETTER Dr Jill R Meara Acting Director Public Health England Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards from Captain Tristan Loraine – 6.1.17

OPEN LETTER Dr Jill R Meara Acting Director Public Health England Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards Wellington House 133 – 155 Waterloo Road London SE1 8UG Ref: BA286 – Airbus A380 diversion to Vancouver – G-XLEB Friday 6th January 2017 Dear Dr. Meara Thank you for your email of 15 November 2016. I…

I’ve been in a fume event, what should I do? 6.1.17

Firstly ensure the fumes have been reported on a Mandatory Occurrence Report form (MOR) and entered into the tech log for the engineers to investigate. Each crew member involved should also complete an Incident Report, take photocopies, keep one and send a copy to your union. There is still no definitive blood test available to…

British Airways cabin crew ‘spaced out’ after suspected toxic fumes fill plane – Evening Standard – 1.1.17

Leaked: Suspected toxic fumes resulted in several BA cabin crew becoming ill on a London-bound flight  British Airways flight attendants vomited and became “spaced out” after suspected toxic fumes filled the cabin which left them needing emergency oxygen, a leaked report has revealed. Three pilots and 22 cabin crew needed hospital treatment after an emergency…

British Airways crew became ‘lost’ and sick after a suspected leak of noxious gas into their cabin – International Business Times – 1.1.17

A British Airways crew vomited, became dizzy and suffered short term memory loss as a suspected leak of toxic fumes entered their cabin, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing. They were manning an Airbus A380 from San Francisco to London when several of them began to variously wander around the cabin “lost” and…

American Airlines flight attendants taken to hospital after strange odor on plane causes headaches – Dallas News – 3.13.17

American Airlines says seven flight attendants were treated at a Florida hospital after complaining that a strange odor on their plane gave them headaches. An airline spokeswoman said Tuesday that the employees were treated and released. Alexis Aran Coello said none of the passengers on the flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Orlando, Florida, complained…

Call for BA to provide for a Passenger’s Right to Know – Holiday Travel Watch – 26.10.16

Reports of a British Airways aircraft, en-route from San Francisco to London, having to divert to Vancouver, because of crew illness again raises the important issue of cabin air quality. In its ABC News report, a recording purporting to be from one of the flight crew, is heard to state to Air Traffic Control: “Toxic…