Four Alaska Airlines flight attendants sue Boeing claiming that the air ventilation systems are sometimes toxic. They claim that the “bleed air” design of the aircraft can expose the cabin air to toxic fumes from the engine, which are used to cycle the air. Their attorney:
We know Boeing has known about this problem since the 1950’s. This was the primary problem that they had to address with this ‘bleed air’ design. And it’s the problem they’ve fixed now with its newest design the 787.