PUBLISHED: 21:26, Mon, Oct 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:55, Mon, Oct 5, 2020
Airlines have ramped up cleaning measures in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, with new disinfecting regimes being employed before every departure. However, one anonymous airline worker has revealed some flights have always been cleaner than others.
Posting to Reddit, the commenter explained: “I certainly can't speak for every station and every airline regarding cleanliness, but, I worked the closing shift for a while.
“We would get six RONs (remain over nights) nightly and, after offloading pax and bags, we would: thoroughly clean the galley and lav, vacuum the floors, clean out the seat backs, and wipe down the tray tables with disinfectant.
“Remember: unless it's the first flight of the day, there have been people – perhaps several flights' worth – on that aircraft too, and there's not enough time during the day to do any more than pick up big pieces of trash.
“Aircraft, however, are cleaned nightly, and aircraft that terminate at hubs are thoroughly cleaned by a professional contractor.” [SIC]
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Flights: Airlines have ramped up cleaning in recent months (Image: Getty Images)
Flights: Many airlines use new 24 hour disinfectant (Image: Getty Images)
Of course, since the coronavirus pandemic, most airlines are now ensuring every flight gets an enhanced clean down between every new load of passengers boarding.
Even so, it often is the case that a full deep clean can not be employed until the last flight of the day.
Luckily, new technology means that most anti-virus cleaning agents have been developed to last around 24 hours.
British Airways is just one of the many big-name global carriers enforcing such measures to ensure passenger and crew safety.
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