From: email@example.com (Terrell D. Drinkard)
Subject: Re: Really Long Range Commercial Transport
Date: 20 May 94 01:58:41
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Robert Ashcroft <rna@leland.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
>[Some stuff deleted] That
>foolishness with recycling air might have to stop on such a long flight
>(perhaps the air could be "refreshed" every 8 hours or so?). [...]
Let me clear up a misconception here. The air in a commercial airliner is
half fresh, half (or less) recirculated air. It is not currently possible
to maintain the same air on board for 8 hours, or even one. As a rule of
thumb, you can figure that the air completely changes every three minutes.
"Anyone who thinks they can hold the company responsible for what I say has
more lawyers than sense."