the plastic bag does not inflate.
This is the view from my seat when we lost pressure. Disclosure – in my attempt to avoid “gone fishing” posts, I try to set up my next few blog postings in advance when I take any vacation time. A couple weeks back was such a time. So, while I was on this plane with my family, with no warning at all, the bags came down. The pilot quickly came on to advise that we were losing pressure and that he had to drop to 10,000 feet while we wore the masks. In the end, this was a simple pump failure and at no time were we really at any risk, but of course the thoughts that run through your mind are not so rational. I took the shot above once we were told we were OK to take the mask off. The red X you see on the canister is because the canister gets quite hot, and there’s a bit of a burning smell. They don’t tell you that in the warning pre-flight.