Malaysia B738 enroute on Nov 7th 2017, sauna in flight
Last Update: November 24, 2017 / 23:16:00 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported the aircraft was already uncomfortably warm during boarding as if it had been parked in sunshine and window shades open without air conditioning for a considerable time. After the departure the temperature increased even further, the air conditioning vents provided a very light flow of hot air instead of cool air. About 15 minutes into the flights the passengers began to complain to cabin crew while cabin crew was serving refreshments, cabin crew referred to the captain. About 30 minutes the passengers became loud complaining about the uncomfortable temperatures. Several passengers used the safety cards and inflight magazines of the aircraft as a fan. Reaching the top of descent the captain announced that they were working on the cabin temperature, it remained uncomfortably hot however. After landing the passenger used a thermometer and still received an indication of 95.4 degrees Fahrenheit=35.2 degrees C.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 92 hours, then returned to service.
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