Airline travel has found its place in a fast moving, low-cost industry. Airlines have cut the number of flights and reduced aircraft size. There is probably a figure out there that looks at how many days of the year a plane flies versus how many days the plane does not fly. During the time the plane is not flying, regular maintenance is being done or it is grounded due to weather or other reasons. During that time, do you imagine a plane is getting cleaned? If so, to what degree are planes cleaned. A recent figure said major airlines clean their planes once every thirty days.
Here is what some recent testing of airplane items found when tested for cleanliness:
The blankets were found to contain Pseudomonas paucimobilisa known pathogen which has been known to cause infections in the lung and eyes and even cause bacteraemia or septic shock. Headphones tested were found to have Pseudomonas paucimobilis, at a level even higher than the blankets. Pillowcases were found to have Aspergillus niger, a pathogen that has been linked to a number of conditions ranging from pneumonia to gastrointestinal bleeding.