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oie77 11-12-2012 11:58 AM

Question for Frequent Travelers
 
So I was landing in Colombo Sri Lanka on a flight from Dubai last week when, during final descent, the flight attendant starts at the back of the plane and walks forward spaying an aerosol spray into the air as she is walking. Basically fumigates the entire flight from back to front. The announcement said it was to kill germs and that we should just cover our eyes and mouths.

I've flown a good deal around the world and have never seen this before. Apparently they do it on arrival to Australia as well.


Has anybody seen this before? Know whats in the spray? I couldnt find much online about it...

casino is no lie 11-12-2012 12:33 PM

http://ashsd.afacwa.org/docs/pestdest.pdf

Kain 11-12-2012 12:55 PM

I've seen that happen quite a few times. Which airline was it?

gaby1088 11-12-2012 12:56 PM

same here, i think it depends on the country of arrival. Ive seen it from US to brazil, US to peru, US to turkey

XKxRome0ox 11-12-2012 12:57 PM

lol
they must be thinking "dirty americans"

evolved 11-12-2012 01:11 PM

Maybe this ties into the reason why so many Asian people wear surgical masks when they are out doing their day-to-day activities....?

oie77 11-12-2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by gaby1088 (Post 14892760)
same here, i think it depends on the country of arrival. Ive seen it from US to brazil, US to peru, US to turkey

Really? I've flown to Lima and to Turkey (I go yearly) and have never seen it.

It was Sri Lankan airlines, but I think it has more to do w/ the nation that you are landing in more so than the carrier.

XKxRome0ox 11-12-2012 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evolved (Post 14892798)
Maybe this ties into the reason why so many Asian people wear surgical masks when they are out doing their day-to-day activities....?

In asia?
Two reasons
1. In many parts of asia, air quality is terrible because the environmental regulations are not as strict as say the US
2. You wear one when you are sick or others are sick around you, to reduce germ contamination

[bimmer app/galaxy s3]

oie77 11-12-2012 01:20 PM

"Exposure to these insecticide spray products has been associated with various adverse
health effects, including respiratory, dermal, and neurological symptoms."

Sweet.

I guess I never really thought about the pre/post flight spraying. It was just a little strange to get sprayed while the cabin was full. God knows what this really does to people's health...

evolved 11-12-2012 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox (Post 14892815)
In asia?
Two reasons
1. In many parts of asia, air quality is terrible because the environmental regulations are not as strict as say the US
2. You wear one when you are sick or others are sick around you, to reduce germ contamination

[bimmer app/galaxy s3]

I see it fairly often here in the states, as well.....I suppose that is for the 2nd reason you gave, though.

gaby1088 11-12-2012 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oie77 (Post 14892806)
Really? I've flown to Lima and to Turkey (I go yearly) and have never seen it.

It was Sri Lankan airlines, but I think it has more to do w/ the nation that you are landing in more so than the carrier.

I was flying with Copa and AA and LAN.

Did that all this summer and they sprayed it.

To be fair, i heard they were going to spray something and the lady didnt spray it by my seat but in seats behind me and in the cockpit galley (was in first, maybe they didnt want to "inconvenience" us)

XKxRome0ox 11-12-2012 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oie77 (Post 14892827)
"Exposure to these insecticide spray products has been associated with various adverse
health effects, including respiratory, dermal, and neurological symptoms."


Sweet.

so this is how the zombie apocalypse will begin...

Chris3Duke 11-13-2012 12:39 AM

I had this happen when landing in Dakar, Senegal a few years ago.

Xcelratr 11-13-2012 02:04 AM

Has never happened to me, but I had sometimes wondered about insects inadvertently transported inside planes.

Casino, good link.

Aquatic species transported inside the bilge and ballasts of big ships are a problem as they sometimes become invasive species. At first glance, maybe this is an attempt by some of these countries to prevent something similar from happening with insects and airplanes.

cityjohn 11-13-2012 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kain (Post 14892753)
Which airline was it?

Air Wick

gaby1088 11-13-2012 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cityjohn (Post 14894933)
Air Wick

:rofl:

Xcelratr 11-13-2012 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cityjohn (Post 14894933)
Air Wick

They code share with Aero Sol.


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