posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 08:47 PM
Last Wednesday, I flew from Newark Airport to O'Hare on American Airlines and noticed that they were taking unusually long to push back from the gate
after everyone was seated and the door was locked. I was lucky enough to have a window seat on the right side of the plane and could see the baggage
handlers simply standing beside the baggage truck and not loading any baggage onto the conveyor belt. Although it was totally out of my control, I
started to get really annoyed because I would end up being late for my training conference if the plane didn't arrive slightly early or exactly on
time. So I kept watching them and was wondering why they weren't doing their jobs.
Finally after about five minutes, the "head" baggage handler arrives (or someone like that) with a scanning device that was required to scan all of
the luggage tags before they were allowed to be moved onto the plane. Then another guy with him puts this big blue case on the conveyor belt first
before all the luggage and scans it. The case said kryotrans. I was going to take a picture but by the time I got my blackberry powered up again the
conveyor belt started moving and it was out of sight.
Anyhoo, by Saturday morning I was terribly sick. I woke up with a horrible sore throat and within a few hours my entire throat was congested and I
could feel the germ/virus creeping into my lungs. By Sunday every gland or lymph in my entire neck area was swollen and with fever. I soon lost my
voice and got chills and aches from my shoulders to my knees.
I know it's flu season, but I have commuted into NYC from NJ for the past two years on hot cramped buses and dirty cramped subway cars without getting
anything more than a cold and work with people who travel around the country and the world on a weekly basis. This is literally the worst I have felt
I was bored at a meeting today and remembered that I wanted to google kryotrans.
This is what I found: www.kryotrans.com...
KryoTrans is a system of temperature-controlled, passive, tamper-evident containers that provide a complete audit trail for the transportation of
products and samples for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
Whether you're shipping samples, clinical trials materials, vaccines, inoculants, blood fractions or any other temperature-sensitive biologicals,
KryoTrans delivers an unbroken cold chain and assured low temperature transit at -80, -20, 2 to 8 and controlled ambient
Why is potentially hazardous materials allowed to be shipped on commercial passenger airlines where if the container was to become breached it could
pose a health threat to everyone on board?
I am no aeronautical engineer, but I am pretty sure most passenger planes circulate the same air between luggage compartment and the passenger cabin.
If not designed to circulate, I am still pretty sure air can pass between those compartments. What if the plane had a non-fatal crash upon take-off or
landing that breached the container.
Is it just me or this reckless on the part of American Airlines? Why couldn't they use Fedex?
edit on 2-3-2011 by MaryStillToe because: (no reason given)
edit on 2-3-2011 by MaryStillToe because: (no reason