From: email@example.com (Brad Gillies) Organization: Leading Edge Aviation Services Date: 18 Sep 95 12:06:51 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1995.1454@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Martin Fiddler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >When I fly on older aircraft, there is invariably an individual air vent >for each passenger. These supply a welcoming blast of cool air, but >if not wanted they can obviously be turned off. Great. > >The more modern aircraft I've been on, including B747-400, B757-200, >A320, etc, do not have these. This seems a reall pity, as I find they >provide much greater comfort and control of ones own envioronment. These vents are for what is termed "Gasper Air". Its main purpose was to alleviate claustrophobic (sp?) feelings in passengers. Since the cabins of newer and more spacious they are not needed as much. They should still be used because I have never been on a flight (and I've been on alot) where the cabin temp has actually been comfortable for me. it's always either too hot (usually) or too cold. These gasper vents are great when it's too warm. -- Brad Gillies Bradg@io.org http://www.io.org/~bradg/ Leading Edge Aviation Services Aviation Maintenance, The Backbone of Aviation.