Do you sweat or freeze in the airplane cabin? Download our App to report it!
Today, the FAA and the DOT have no operating requirements for cabin temperatures. As a result, in the summer, cabins can get too hot; in the winter, they can get too cold.
If it’s too hot, crew and passengers can experience symptoms ranging from the mild (fatigue, dizziness) to moderate (heat exhaustion) to catastrophic (heat stroke).
If it’s too cold, health effects range from cold stress to hypothermia.
Extreme temperatures also impact cabin operations, by degrading the crew’s awareness of possible security threats, increasing stress that can lead to air rage, medical emergencies, a return to the gate, and other operational disruptions.
Flight Attendants face these extreme conditions all too often. To make change, we need data to persuade regulators and legislators to establish airplane temperature standards. We define the problem with reports to get it fixed.
Download the iPhone/iPad or Android version of the 2Hot2Cold app, install it on your device, and submit reports on extreme temperature incidents you experience onboard flights.
In addition, come back often and check the links on afacwa.org/2hot2cold for the latest 2Hot2Cold news, updates on temperature events reported by the 2Hot2Cold community, as well as ways to inform the government and industry of your dissatisfaction.
Working together, we will end the scourge of 2Hot2Cold in air travel!
Senators Markey and Blumenthal send letter of support to DOT for #2Hot2Cold!
#2Hot2Cold In the News
- USA TODAY: Plane too hot? Too cold? Time for DOT to regulate, attendants say
- Conde Nast Traveler: Flight Attendants Unveil 2Hot2Cold App to Report Ridiculous Cabin Temperatures
- Bloomberg: Is It Hot in Here? Airline Workers Urge Temperature Control
- Atlanta Journal Constitution: Too hot in the airplane cabin? There's an app to report that
- Houston Chronicle: Flight attendants unveil app to report excessive heat, cold on airplanes
- Dallas Morning News: Feeling the heat: Flight attendants to carry thermometers in fight against high cabin temperatures
- Chicago Business Journal: Is your flight too hot? Too cold? Flight attendants push new cabin temp standards
- Washington Post: Shakes on the plane: Flight attendants want to do something about cabin temperatures that run hot or cold
- The Economist: Cabin crew are mutinying over high temperatures on planes