Re: Where did all the air vents go?

From: (Michael Page)
Organization: Department of Mathematics, Monash University
Date:         18 Sep 95 12:06:52 
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In article <airliners.1995.1457@ohare.Chicago.COM> (Robert Dorsett) writes:
>In article <airliners.1995.1454@ohare.Chicago.COM> Martin Fiddler <> writes:
>> [ wondering why gasper outlets are disappearing from modern aircraft ]
>>So, why don't modern aircraft have individual air vents any more?

QANTAS 747-400s have them, BA 747-400s don't (at least the ones I've been
on).  I asked one of the BA flight attendants how I was supposed to control
the ventilation (particularly as I was down the back near the smoking
section) and was told that "modern aircraft didn't need them".  Ha!

>It is because it is now a purchaser option, and the purchasing airline
>declined tou buy it.
>Write a nasty letter to the cheap little airline that declined to buy it!

So what else does that cheap little airline cut back on?

Michael Page
Mathematics Department, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia