Even though there is tremendous progress in coping with the pandemics, travel will unlikely return to ‘normal’ anytime soon. We decided to take the time and cover a topic probably not many people think much about: how to make sure your airplane seat remains clean and hygienic throughout your flight.
An airplane is not the cleanest of places. Study after study has reported that airplane seats and especially the average airplane try are a hotbed for bacteria. With all of this information in hand, perhaps it is not a bad idea to protect yourself from the chances of coming in contact with some of these germs that may have an immediate and direct impact on your health, especially during these crazy times.
After a bit of research we have found an interesting solution: the Seat Sitters exclusive travel seat covers which can completely envelop the airplane sit and tray. The kit also comes with masks and disinfectants, which come in handy during the trip. There are of course other options to explore to protect you from germs stored in areas like the seat belt buckles, top of seats, seatback pockets, and other top spots. Below are some of the essentials to consider:
Get disinfecting wipes
Even though cleaning your space in an airplane may seem extreme for some, in these times, it really can’t hurt. Seeing as you are allowed minimal supplies on the airplane, you want to make sure that you’ve included some key items, like disinfectant wipes. One of the best ways to ensure that your trip remains germ-free is to have your disinfectant wipes easily accessible. These wipes come in handy as soon as you get on the airplane and make your way to your seat. When choosing your disinfectant wipes, be sure to choose those wipes that offer a nice scent that you can live with. To prevent irritation to others, you may also opt for scentless disinfectant wipes. Wipe your hands and other surfaces you may come in contact with using these wipes.
Use your wipes correctly
Packing wipes for your trip is only one half of the battle, the other half is using the wipes correctly. To use your disinfectant the right way, as soon as you get on the plane you should wipe down all of the hard surfaces that you will come in contact with during the trip. After wiping down all hard surfaces, you should allow some time for the disinfectant contained in the wipes to do its job. Depending on the strength of the disinfectant, you may need to wait for anything between 30 seconds and 4 minutes before coming in contact with the wiped surface.
Dealing with germs on upholstered surfaces
Disinfecting germs on hard surfaces like the food trays, seat handles, and other areas may be simple with wipes. This is because you can wipe down those surfaces and expect the disinfectant liquid to dry off naturally, however, things may not be as simple as this when you are faced with upholstered surfaces.
For upholstered surfaces, using your wet disinfectant wipes will do a bad job of disinfecting the surface and will also leave it wet. You really do not want to be seated on a wet airplane seat for the duration of your flight and that is why you need a better approach to protecting yourself. For upholstered surfaces, Seat Sitters exclusive travel seat covers may be the best option for you. The seat covers are designed to be placed on the airplane seat so that it covers all the possible germ hotspots and leaves you only in contact with a surface that you trust. One of the biggest advantages of using seat covers is that they are easy to pack and re-usable, this means that you can use one seat cover for as long as you wish and for as many flights as you want. Take note that seat covers fit many seat types and all airplane seat types. They are lightweight and washable, and easy to fold back up and pack into the carry bag.
How about your seat back pockets?
You may also want to reconsider the regular act of stashing your water, snacks, and other personal items in the seat back pockets, as they are difficult to sterilize. To ensure that you get the all-around protection that you deserve, you can use the carry bag for the Seat Sitter seat cover to hold your miscellaneous items.