The One Thing I Do Every Flight! Am I Weirdo Or Do You Do It Too?
There is one thing I do on on every flight. It doesn’t matter what airline I am on and it doesn’t matter what class I sitting in. I could be sipping Krug in a lie flat bed or a Buzzballz in the last row of economy on Spirit. Either way I am still going to do it!
No matter where I am or who I am flying I ALWAYS bring a Wet One or Clorox wipe with me. I then proceed to wipe down the tray table, the back of the seat in front of me (where the try goes up), and the latch. I don’t go as far as to wipe down the headrest or armrests but I would not be surprised if others do.
Update 1/25/21: After my recent flight this post came to mind. And I realized that I am no longer the weirdo and that everyone does this now. The flight attendants actually hand you a sanitizing wipe as you enter the plane. And it was just a snapshot of how life has changed and how things will be different in the future too. I think this is a practice that will stick around for a long time.
Why Do I Do This?
There is an immune support pill that they named Airborn and focused on airline fliers for a reason. Airplanes are dirty and you are sharing a space with hundreds of people for hours at a time. There are germs recirculating everywhere!
But the main problem is that planes are rarely cleaned during the day. When you sit down and see someones food in your seat back pocket do you think they really wiped down any tray tables between flights? Of course they didn’t.
Have you ever opened your tray table and thought what is that sticky substance? How about watching someone cut their toenails on their tray table or change a baby’s diaper?!? Trust me it goes down and it gets diiiiirrrrttttyyyy up in there. I would rather be safe than sorry. There is nothing worse then getting sick while on vacation or the week after a trip when you have a pile of work to catch up on.
Am I Alone Out There? Who Else Does It?
I prefer the one off Wet Ones for my sanitary needs. The Clorox wet wipes sometimes ooze out of the multi-use packet into my backpack. So there is my tip on what item to purchase if you wanna get aboard the clean
train errr plane 😉.
But I wonder, am I all on an island here? I don’t see many people doing it when flying but I know others ask to “borrow” one when they see me doing it. If you don’t wipe down your area does this make you consider it going forward?
Share your thoughts below!