The DEADLY germs you’re inhaling when you fly – how much do YOU know about toxic air? Sunday Express 30.10.16

PASSENGERS and crew are exposed to on board plane fumes so dangerous they can be life-threatening. Air travel can be a testing experience at the best of times. But annoying neighbours, seat kickers, stodgy plane food and lack of leg room aren’t the only elements for concern. The in-cabin oxygen supply is not just stuffy,…

Pilot of BA flight complained about ‘toxic fumes’ before making emergency landing in Vancouver when 27 people fell ill on board – Daily Mail – 27.10.16

A recording has emerged in which a British-sounding pilot complained of ‘toxic gas type fumes’ on the aircraft  British Airways said 22 cabin crew members and three pilots were taken to hospital as a precaution A further two passengers were checked by medics, but did not need further assistance BA says it is investigating the…

L’air dans les avions est-il toxique ? Un pilote d’easyJet dépose plainte – Sciences et Avenir – 19.10.16

Le cockpit d’un avion de ligne canadien de type Bombardier CS100, au nord de Montréal, le 29 juin 2016-AFP/Archives/CLEMENT SABOURIN Un pilote français d’easyJet, estimant que l’air circulant dans les avions est toxique, a déposé plainte devant la justice française pour “atteintes involontaires à l’intégrité de la personne, mise en danger de la vie d’autrui…

‘I got everyone home today’: How real-life pilots feel with our lives in their hands – NATIONAL POST – 21st Sept 2016

I used to work in radio. Every once in a while, there would be a screw-up on air. An interview subject’s name would be mispronounced. We’d get the date wrong on something. A mic would be left on the air for a disparaging remark about the staff Christmas party to be heard. Dumb stuff. But…

Alaska Airlines flight cancelled due to strange odor – Hawaii News Now – 22nd September 2016

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) – Over 130 Alaska Airline passengers are stuck on Kauai after their flight was grounded before takeoff on Wednesday. Flight 844 from Lihue to San Jose was cancelled when a strange odor was smelled during a pre-boarding aircraft check. All crew members were evacuated from the plane and two out of the…

The DEADLY germs you’re inhaling when you fly – how much do YOU know about the toxic air? Daily Express 24th August 2016

PASSENGERS and crew are exposed to on board plane fumes so dangerous they can be life-threatening. Air travel can be a testing experience at the best of times. But annoying neighbours, seat kickers, stodgy plane food and lack of leg room aren’t the only elements for concern. The in-cabin oxygen supply is not just stuffy,…