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Why do aircraft cabins still have carpet and fabric upholstery ?

Old Mar 13, 2024, 11:30 am
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If I boarded a flight with linoleum floors, I would deboard. That's horrifying. I don't want to feel like I'm flying to my execution.
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Old Mar 14, 2024, 2:17 pm
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Linoleum flooring and plastic seats would at least save on cleaning. A quick hose down and squeegee dry on each turn-around? Airlines could upsell little towels on boarding to ensure your comfort and dryness.
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Old Mar 15, 2024, 5:40 pm
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It is all a secret housing program for homeless dirt and germs, nothing more, nothing less. Sometimes the obvious simple answer is the reason.
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Old Mar 22, 2024, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by SPN Lifer (Post # 15)
In addition to sound suppression and traction, as referenced above, carpets also provide temperature insulation.
Originally Posted by Eastbay1K (Post # 18)
It is all a secret housing program for homeless dirt and germs, nothing more, nothing less. Sometimes the obvious simple answer is the reason.
See Post # 15, supra (obvious, simple answer) (emphasis added).
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Old Mar 22, 2024, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by SPN Lifer
See Post # 15, supra (obvious, simple answer) (emphasis added).
I thought Post #18 was the obvious, simple answer
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Old Mar 29, 2024, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by malbik
Besides comfort, soft surfaces reflect sound less. I imagine a clean, hard-surfaced, and loudER airplane.
If one has ever flown in the back of military cargo aircraft, one would understand why you don't want the same all hard-surfaced environment on a commercial aircraft.
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