Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 30
Has anyone else been disappointed by the cleanliness of the tray tables? It seems like crumbs and drink stains are par for the course. I was unable to add a photograph from a Qantas flight today. Often you can be frightened to open the tray table because you don't know what might end up on your lap. This extends to premium cabins including a recent EK first flight.
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 352
I had a tray table completely graffitied with a black pen on a jetstar flight. The things you give up for a cheap ticket...
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
Cleaning cabin crew don’t have the time to wipe down every tray table when a plane is at an airport in transit. Many only sit on the ground for an hour or less. May be in the future, passengers would be required to leave the tray table open, as then they would see which ones require cleaning.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 31 Jan 2013
Total posts 38
I always travel with wipes. Lesson learned from too many sticky trays. And yes, they aren't cleaned between flights, especially domestic.
Member since 17 Jul 2014
Total posts 4
Absolutely agree. I've really noticed this in the past year or two, which I had not before (because the tables were generally clean). Qantas domestic planes are often quite dirty across the board, as they clearly aren't vacuumed between fights. It has to be said that the black material seats don't help, they show everything up!
Another reason for us to take the earliest flight out!
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Several evidence-based studies conclude tray tables in an aircraft have more bacteria than toilets. Enjoy your lunch...
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 428
I just wonder how many parents change tot on the tray table, if the tot is still young.
Not only dirty tray tables, but also windows and the back of seats, sometimes have dried orange parts to them, look like it was food stains that have been splashed when the food trays are opened to be eaten.
Member since 20 Apr 2015
Total posts 8
Two words: hand sanitiser. I carry a mini-bottle with me at all times.
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