How Clean Is Your Airplane?

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  • AircraftLover
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    Novel Coronavirus is the perfect example of why all aircraft must be professionally cleaned before each flight

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    fqtvgla
    Participant

    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.


    TupeloKid
    Participant

    A quick wipe with a dirty cloth if VS is anything to go by.


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    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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    capetonianm
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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!

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/aircrew/cabinairquality.html
    https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/science-says-airplane-air-is-so-bad-its-making-pilots-sick-and-maybe-frequent-fliers-too.html

    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.


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    And another about air quality

    Family sue after being kicked off flight ‘for body odour’

    A Michigan family removed from an American Airlines flight in Miami when staff claimed they had body odour are suing the airline.

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