Ever been on an airplane and it felt like the Sahara Desert at one moment and the Arctic Circle in the next? You’re not alone.
Flight attendants at United and Southwest are mounting an effort for the benefit of all of us. The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) and Local 556 are two unions that represent a lot of flight attendants across the country. These two unions are going on the offensive to persuade the US Department of Transportation to regulate airplane cabin temperatures.
There will be keychain devices!
Part of this pursuit will require loads and loads of data points. The unions want every traveler to log the “real feel” of an airplane cabin via an app they developed called “2Hot2Cold”. These data points will then be compiled and sent to the DOT as a big ol’ “NOW DO YOU BELIEVE US?”
Further, the unions are providing flight attendants with miniature thermometer keychain devices that will collect data as well….so that they can focus on assisting us and not logging temps on their phones 🙂
What about this app you speak of?
One problem with this — we don’t all carry around mini temperature gauges, but If you’d like to pick one up, I use this one for $8 on Amazon. It shows me the current temp and humidity.
A small sacrifice, but all in the name of making travel better!
(Thanks, Chicago Biz Journal)