re: Cabin pressure controls

From:         julian@gatwick.Geco-Prakla.slb.com
Date:         07 Sep 95 02:49:28 
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mezei_jf@eisner.decus.org (Jean-Francois Mezei wrote:-
>In my limited experience with DC-9s, I have found that pressurisation of
>these planes is not up to par with newer planes. Others have also told me
>that they shared that opinion. [snip]

I can recall the following aircraft causing me (and others) severe pain
in the sinuses during descent. BAC 1-11, DC9 (MD80), VC10.
None of the wide bodies (DC10, Airbuses, 747) have bothered me although
I the air in a BA 747-400 was terribly dry. Maybe the humidifier had
given up.