See for Yourself: How Airplanes Are Cleaned Today
Move over, on-time performance. The new key standard for airlines and passengers is: “How clean is it?”
The airlines are busily fine-tuning their cleaning procedures — where they clean, how frequently and with which tools. To get a sense of what’s changed, I recently witnessed the disinfection and cleaning process performed from start to finish onboard a Delta Air Lines jet at Kennedy International Airport in New York.
In short, it was meticulous — enough to delight even a hardened germophobe.
Here’s what passengers need to know about how an airplane gets disinfected and cleaned between flights.
How was the plane cleaned?
Passengers disembarked from a 76-seat Republic Airways regional jet that had arrived at Kennedy Airport from Boston. Republic operates the plane on behalf of Delta. A crew of nine cleaners made quick and efficient work of the airplane.Read More