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Will You Really Keep Your Travel Hygiene After Coronavirus?

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I admit it.

Prior to COVID-19, I rarely wiped airline seat tray tables, IFE screens, armrests, air vents, or window shades.

My wife does — and our entire row always smells like manufactured lavender and oranges from her tandem of disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer.

A Delta Air Lines Connection Compass Airlines Embraer 175 empty tray table.

Although, I’m pretty religious about using hand sanitizer — especially after using the lavatories, riding subways, etc. And we usually place hotel room TV remote controls (which are disgusting, germ hotbeds) in clear, plastic baggies.

Only once did I ever get very sick from an airplane, hotel room, or cruise ship. I contracted Norovirus during a business trip to Las Vegas, as did about a half dozen of my colleagues.

First class seats on a Delta A321/

But during a mileage run-overnight trip to London a few weeks ago, I disinfected everything in my seating area on my flights. Sure, it seemed a little tedious and took an extra five-ish minutes on every flight (remember, surfaces must remain wet for about four minutes in order to effectively kill the yucky stuff).

I think, though, this is a practice I’ll finally implement into my travel routine.

Are You Cleaning Up Your Act for Good?

Many say, “Oh, yeah! I’ll totally wipe down everything on every flight from now on!” But when the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic dies (and here’s hoping it actually does much sooner than later), will you really practice good travel hygiene and sanitize your surroundings on planes and in hotel rooms? (This assumes, of course, you haven’t been a regular practitioner of sanitizing and disinfecting.) Or when we return to “normal” or “normal-ish,” will you take your chances?

Please share your thoughts in the Comments section!

–Chris

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Steve Thornton Reply

    I have been traveling and using Clorox wipes for 6+ years now. So It is not a question if “Will You Really Keep Your Travel Hygiene After Coronavirus?” I have been doing this for years and have no plans to ever stop.

    ST

  2. I have done so for many months as i had been traveling alot ans wanted to feel better about the trays buttons etc!!

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