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Agree but the only time they get deep cleaned is when the aircraft is not flying for a number of days whilst its having a maintenance check. All other times its a quick wipe with a cloth, if at all.11 Feb 2020
Last year I flew to Miami on holiday with a miles ticket on BA.
I don’t normally use the towels we are offered, but on this occasion, I used it to wipe the arms of the chair and the small side area where drinks are placed.
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Air quality is far more worrying than the superficial dirt that you can see and clean away, or protect yourself against. Breathing the exhalations (I’m being polite!) of a few hundred other people is not an appealing prospect.
Last time I flew BA longhaul in C I didn’t even want to put my things into the locker between the seat and the bulkhead because it looked so grubby. No doubt the overheads are worse, fortunately being short I can’t see right into them!
I know the airlines say the filters remove most of the particles and so on, but I can remember seeing the used filters that came out of a 707, admittedly this was during the smoking era, and being quite shocked.13 Feb 2020
And another about air quality
A Michigan family removed from an American Airlines flight in Miami when staff claimed they had body odour are suing the airline.13 Feb 2020
Judging by the state of my chauffeur car and F suite area of an Emirates A380 last week DXB-LHR I’d say my airplane and car hadn’t seen a cleaner in a good few days. Complaint raised and reply received saying yeah sorry about that.10 Mar 2020