Well, flying to Oshkosh this week, I learned a lot about flight but also coming up with a lot of questions. I was fortunate to experience several different airliners to get to the show, an Embraer RJ, a Canada Air RJ (not 100% on that RJ but it wasn’t an Embraer), a 757 and an MD80. Not fond of all that plane in front of the engines on the MD80 but the landing sure is smooth. I’m noticing now that on my former favorite, the 757, it seems like the turbulance is easier to feel, but that could just be the circumstances of those flights.
My question is about the RJ (don’t remember which one it was). It’s probably totally irrelevant but it did peak my curiousity. While sitting at the gate before departure before pressurization, and during taxi, the cooling vents in the ceiling were spitting out ice crystals all over the passengers, so we essentially had light snow in the cabin. I asked the FA about this and her answer was “condensation…happens all the time.” I’ve never seen it on any of my flights. It is something that should be fixed? Or is it really common and just a little Christmas in July I’ve been missing out on?