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Travel Tip Tuesday | The 3 W's

How to Disinfect Your Airplane or Motor-coach Seat

Ok - we are all ready to travel - domestically and internationally. Before the pandemic, many of us just plunked ourselves into our airplane seats and thought nothing of it. I was never one of those people that just sat back in my airplane seat and relaxed.  In the hubbub of boarding, I always have my pocket-size travel package of sanitizing wipes on hand because it is important to be fastidious about cleaning your airplane seat and the area around it.

The point is, regardless of Covid, when we travel we should have a few minimal sanitizing supplies with us so that we have the cleanest seat on the plane or motor-coach!  Here are our 4 tips on how to get the cleanest sit ever!

Get the Right Wipes
What is important is to use the right type and size of sanitizer wipes. Look at the label to see what kind of bacteria that they kill. Clorox To Go travel disinfecting wipes kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria including staph, E. coli, MRSA, salmonella, Strep, and Kleb.

Easy to Access
Make sure your wipes are handy and easily accessible. I like to tuck it into an outside pocket in my travel bag - making them so easy to get to!  Never put them in the backseat pocket on the plane, it is one of the most germy places on the plane!

Wipe It Down 
I have always done this and you should too… it just takes a second to wipe down all hard, nonporous surfaces that surround you. The most important thing after wiping down your area is to pay attention to how long the surface needs to stay visibly wet. This could be anywhere from  30 seconds to four minutes to ensure that you are getting all the germ-killing power that you want. 

Where to Wipe
The most important areas to wipe down are those areas your hand’s touch. A recent study showed that the dirtiest area that most people use is the tray table so start there. And, always remember to sanitize your hands after wiping everything down!

If you follow these tips, you will have the cleanest seat on the plane! Don’t be shy or afraid of making a spectacle of yourself when cleaning your area, after all, you want to be comfortable on your flight and emerge illness-free!

Bon Voyage!