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Old 05-12-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Study finds unfiltered airport air contains far more germs than cabin air.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and avian flu have sickened thousands and reaped headlines in recent years — spiking fears that these and other viral diseases could spread quickly in the enclosed environment of airplanes, where passengers and crew are packed closely together.

Germs on a plane β€” not so scary after all - News - MSNBC.com
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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We change numerous air filters on a regular basis. I would have no concerns about air quality while flying.

Now, as a mechanic, I would have to say that removing an old interior is the worst job out there. The plane is full of cooties. Thousands upon thousands of passengers spend every day grinding their dirt, and grime into the carpets and seats. We come along and disturb that when we pull things apart. I would rather spend my day crawling through an explosive fuel tank, dragging a life support system, and a flashlight. At least I know that no passenger ever puked, peed, bled, or died in there. Give me fuel tanks any day.
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