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Spraying the passenger cabin

Old 7th Feb 2019, 14:28
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
Some countries have been insisting on this for decades. I recall this the first time I travelled to Africa in 1965. Over the years there has been much discussion (including in PPRuNe) about the efficacy of this. Personally, I think it's pointless. Bugs can get into your suitcase whilst you're packing to leave and the cargo bins can carry all sorts. Spraying the cabin is, to my mind, a bureaucratic exercise. If I'm on a flight where they are going to do this, I cover my face, nose and mouth with a good cloth and keep it there for as long as I can after the CC have passed down the aisle.
First came across it flying from LAX to HNL way back in the late 60s. It was a Hawaii State requirement.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 16:06
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Same thing in the mid-1970's flying from Fiji to Honolulu in a DC-8. Cabin sprayed prior to departure.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 18:01
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One in each hand, arms up in the ‘surrender’ position.

A precise description. It brings back memories of sweat-stained armpits! I do remember being warned that the spray was "approved by the WHO" but that we "might like to cover our mouths and noses"!
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Old 24th Feb 2019, 20:30
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Interestingly I remember this as far back as 1979. Trans International DC-8 from Hawaii to Guam... they sprayed the cabin before opening the doors.
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