Request: Cabin Hand Sanitiser

Old Jan 6, 14, 8:46 pm
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Request: Cabin Hand Sanitiser

Would it be too much to ask for a hand sanitiser dispenser in the cabin for the use of passengers and crew alike? Making it available outside the bathrooms and/or in amenity kits would be invaluable and most welcome.

I've no idea why nobody's done this yet. What am I missing?
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Old Jan 6, 14, 10:01 pm
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Because soap and water is more effective?
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Old Jan 6, 14, 10:03 pm
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I got some on a previous flight. Pretty sure it was in a UA F kit. Might've been J.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 11:12 pm
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Why not carry your own? I always do. You can buy them at any airport.
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Old Jan 6, 14, 11:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Andriyko View Post
Why not carry your own? I always do. You can buy them at any airport.
And in the hight street, probably a half to third of the price of the airport
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Old Jan 6, 14, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Deckard View Post
Because soap and water is more effective?
Even if you have to open the door after washing your hands, not knowing if the one before you acted the same way in terms of washing hands - properly?

I appreciate an additional hand sanitiser in those situations.
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Old Jan 7, 14, 12:08 am
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Originally Posted by OverThereTooMuch View Post
I got some on a previous flight. Pretty sure it was in a UA F kit. Might've been J.
The UA F kit about 12-18 months ago had a small bottle of Purell hand sanitiser in it, so you're probably right about where you got it. The J kits have no such largesse.
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Old Jan 7, 14, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by kexbox View Post
Even if you have to open the door after washing your hands, not knowing if the one before you acted the same way in terms of washing hands - properly?

I appreciate an additional hand sanitiser in those situations.
Exactly. I always use hand sanitizer at my seat after washing hands in the bathroom on an airplane.
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Old Jan 7, 14, 1:29 am
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And in the hight street, probably a half to third of the price of the airport
Indeed, you can get them in most pound shops.
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Old Jan 7, 14, 3:46 am
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Originally Posted by kexbox View Post
Even if you have to open the door after washing your hands, not knowing if the one before you acted the same way in terms of washing hands - properly?

I appreciate an additional hand sanitiser in those situations.

How about opening the door with the hand towel you just used to dry your hands and then chucking it in the bin as you exit?
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Old Jan 7, 14, 5:50 am
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I can't see this happening because it would cost money rather than save it (unless perhaps it allowed BA to remove all the sinks in the toilets).

I would like hand sanitiser to be available too especially after bus transfers which involve clinging on to grubby handrails. It would also be useful if crew handed out a cleaning cloth too so we didn't have to wait for the hot towels to clean up the seat and fixtures

I also use the handtowel to open the loo door after washing my hands.
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Old Jan 7, 14, 5:55 am
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Some airlines have sachets of gel in the lav....Iberia have them if I remember correctly.

If you're that fussy about hygiene then I would have thought you would carry your own.
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Old Jan 7, 14, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by 0hnoes View Post
How about opening the door with the hand towel you just used to dry your hands and then chucking it in the bin as you exit?
The sprung flap on the bin makes it very difficult to put anything in the bin without touching the bin too, which makes me want to wash my hands again.

I always take my own hand sanitizer anyway, but I'd rather have a mini bottle in the J & F washbags instead of all the face/eye gunk that I always bin unopened.
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Old Jan 7, 14, 6:05 am
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Given that bacteria are literally around us on everything I find the obsession with hand sanitizer/contaminated door handles rather funny. Almost as chucklesome as the F lounge pisscuits.
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ISTR reading a report that hand sanitiser actually reduces hygiene, because it reduces hand washing. (In the same way that mouthwash is bad for teeth, because it encourages people to give their mouth a good swill in place of brushing properly.)

If it's something that's important to you, I would bring it on board yourself.
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