Can you even imagine the looks? In the news the past few weeks as been the (shudder) reports of bed bugs in business class on an Air India flight (vs. my Delta scam call commending me for NOT flying Air India).
For the record I have never even seen a bed bug but I sure am creeped-out by even the idea of one getting on me from a hotel bed. But from an airline seat, and one in business class, just ewww!
So the idea with the item above (a 12 pack) is that you put these disposable airplane seat covers on your seat when you board and then you are safe from not just critters but all the dirt and filth that we all know are on jets now a days.
Here is where my travel mind starts to race. What do you think a Delta FA would say if you put one of these things on before you sat down? What about your fellow travelers? Do you think you would end up on YouTube or Twitter and be shamed for being extreme? Is it even OK to use these things? Well notice the top two reviews of the covers on Amazon PRO and CON:
“I use these whenever I travel and I am NOT ashamed to have it out and ready to cover the airline seat before I sit down. The cover is large enough to cover the entire seat and is very comfortable. It feels like a very light cotton material and does not hold heat in like plastic cover might do. Don’t worry about other people looking at you. No one pays any attention to it and Actually, I have NEVER had one person look at me or say a word to me about it. I personally feel others may be a bit envious that they didn’t think of doing the same. I feel very comfortable about protecting myself from the filthy seats on an airplane. When you think about other people and their filthy habits, you’ll be glad you have this cover. You can sit back and relax knowing that your head isn’t leaning against where someone else’s head was. Yuck, When I get up to leave, I simply remove the cover and roll it up and dispose of it in a trash can once I get off the plane. I don’t expect the airlines to clean up after me. Next time, I’m going to bring some wipes with me to wipe down the arm rests too.“
“I was so excited to not worry about germs on the plane. So I board the plane and proceed to cover our chairs. Everyone is staring at me like I’m nuts. Then the flight attendant approaches to tell me they are infringing on the passengers sitting behind us and then the head of the flight attendants says they are a hazard if there is an emergency on the plane and have to be removed. I’ve given the flight attendants a new story to tell… lol, Just wipe the seats down with disinfectant wipes lololoL.”
I kinda agree with the CON – I would look at someone putting one of these on as just nuts. And we all know that in 2018 not complying with anyone in Delta purple is a very bad idea and get you either tossed off a jet or even much worse.
The only thing, comfort or seat wise, I have seriously considered would be a jell seat cushion like this one. Delta seats are really hard and it would be nice on really long flights to have some extra comfort on today’s “slim line” seats. But I do not see plopping one of these down causing anyone to look twice vs. a seat cover.
I guess I would love to know what you think. Would you even consider putting one of these on your seat? If you saw someone putting one on how would you react? Do you think flight crews would care if you used one? Shout out in the comments blow! – René