Research Studies Spread of Infectious Disease on Aircraft

There are 3 comments on the Science Daily story from Jun 7, 2012, titled Research Studies Spread of Infectious Disease on Aircraft. In it, Science Daily reports that:

Sponsored by aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the research will document patterns of passenger movement inside aircraft cabins and inventory the microbes present in cabin air and on surfaces such as tray tables and lavatory fixtures.

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Ramprat

Lodi, CA

#1 Jun 8, 2012
A lot of 'germ killing' could be accomplished if the airline companys would do training of the cleaners and PROVIDE disinfectants and tools to do the job right. At best, the aircraft get a fast wipedown with a dirty rag, no disinfectant or hot water provided. Broken sweapers and or floor mops that just move the dirt around. The company hires the lowest paid minoritys to do the job they could care less about doing. Poor supervision of the cleaners, NO inspections by any outside agencys like they do for restaurants. No hot water in the lavatories, no soap, that cost money, it's not in the budget.
Aircraft will never be clean if MANAGEMENT dosent' provide cleaning supplys.
If THEY want clean aircraft, management can get it done. THEY are in charge. The cleaners won't bring supplys from home.
Toad

Champaign, IL

#2 Jun 9, 2012
Ramprat wrote:
A lot of 'germ killing' could be accomplished if the airline companys would do training of the cleaners and PROVIDE disinfectants and tools to do the job right. At best, the aircraft get a fast wipedown with a dirty rag, no disinfectant or hot water provided. Broken sweapers and or floor mops that just move the dirt around. The company hires the lowest paid minoritys to do the job they could care less about doing. Poor supervision of the cleaners, NO inspections by any outside agencys like they do for restaurants. No hot water in the lavatories, no soap, that cost money, it's not in the budget.
Aircraft will never be clean if MANAGEMENT dosent' provide cleaning supplys.
If THEY want clean aircraft, management can get it done. THEY are in charge. The cleaners won't bring supplys from home.
Delta non-union cleaned jets are SPOTLESS!
OldCapt

Denver, CO

#3 Jun 9, 2012
This is another non-story. I often ride the bus between airports in NYC. I wonder how many germs are on THAT vehicle! If you are so paranoid about germs on airplanes, you should lock yourself up at home. Or you can take a stack of sanitary wipes everywhere you go like Mr. Monk! The fact is that the air in airliners changes at a much higher rate than most public places or other forms of transportation. The DMV,(where I just spent three hours with the huddled masses waiting for number B538 to be called), comes to mind.

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