Saturday, May 6, 2017
Hints On Airplanes
If germs on a plane gross you out, make sure you catch the earliest flight… and don’t even THINK about using a blanket
Industry insiders have revealed that some airlines re-use their blankets without washing them
AEROPLANES are disgusting germ-harbouring hotbeds – with deadly bacteria including MRSA and E.coli surviving for days on a craft.
But if the thought of all those bugs is enough to make you avoid the flying entirely, there are ways to make sure your aircraft is as clean as possible: namely taking the earliest flight available.
According to industry insiders, the only deep clean on planes happens overnight and some airlines even re-use their blankets without washing them.
That means that at least two other people could have been snuggled up in your blanket before you. Nice.
Sara Keagle, a flight attendant and founder of aviation blog TheFlyingPinto.com told the Huffington Post that in the Economy Class cabins of the flights she works, clean blankets are only given to the first flight of the day.
After that they are just folded and re-used.
A former airline attendant who went by the username Melhow44 backed up these claims on Reddit, saying: “Those blankets and pillows? Yeah, those just get refolded and stuffed back in the bins between flights.
“Only fresh ones I ever saw were on an originating first flight in the morning in a provisioning city.”