— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) October 1, 2014
United Airlines continued to fly the planes in which infected Ebola patient Tom Eric Duncan flew… without disinfecting them of #Ebola.
Says a United Airlines employee who alerted us:
To my knowledge, no flights have been cancelled because of this. The planes are usually “cleaned” between flights (cleaned as in trash picked up, quick sweep, etc.)… they usually go through a deeper cleaning at night (vacuuming, seat back pockets checked for trash, etc.). They wont be thoroughly cleaned (seats taken out, spilled soda and gunk scraped up, etc) until they have a full maintenance overhaul (usually once per year depending on aircraft type). The United plane that flew BRU-IAD was a Boeing 777 (Boeing 777-200 series to be exact).
UA 951 20SEP A/C REG N771UA 772
This shows the actual aircraft he flew was a Boeing 777-200 with aircraft registration # N771UA (this are plane specific – so this is the EXACT plane he flew).
The employee continued:
The United flight he took from IAD-DFW was UA 822. The aircraft was an Airbus A320 (A320-232 series) and the registration is N482UA. That plane, which is much smaller than the 777 he took BRU-IAD, is currently in the air as UA flight 550 from PDX-DEN (Portland, OR to Denver). The 777 is a widebody aircraft, the A320 is narrowbody.
Our United Airlines informant sends this chilling detail:
The Ebola planes are in the air as we speak flying from Portland to Denver.