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Old Aug 29, 20, 4:17 pm
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Originally Posted by FriscoHeavy View Post
I donít carry and have yet to use any hand sanitizer when out. I donít even own any. 🤷‍♂️
There is a remarkably simple solution to that. Just buy one, there are any number of stores that would love you one.
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Old Aug 29, 20, 4:31 pm
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There is a remarkably simple solution to that. Just buy one, there are any number of stores that would love you one.
Nah, no need.
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Old Aug 29, 20, 5:53 pm
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I have an excellent hand sanitiser. It's called a bar of soap.
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Old Aug 30, 20, 12:42 am
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
Lack of sufficient washing facilities on SAS planes? It's not like they closed off all of the lavatories on SAS planes.
On an A320NEO, they apparently have two open lavs. On a four hour flight, that means that each passenger has access to the lav for 2 minutes and 45 seconds. That's enough to switch masks twice if you're doing it right and doing it quick, and if none of the passengers need to do a number one or number two. But in real life, people need to do a number one and number two once in a while. Two minutes and 40 seconds means that there's absolutely no time for anybody to properly change a mask even once on a flight. There's hardly enough time for the digestive needs.

In a more realistic scenario, where people need to actually use the toilet, and where people need to change their masks once every hour, and where each change takes two minutes, you would need at least 10 lavatories on an A320 or a 737 to be able to do it in the right way.
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Old Aug 30, 20, 2:27 am
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Originally Posted by The_Bouncer View Post
I have an excellent hand sanitiser. It's called a bar of soap.
By far my favourite as well. It is just so devilishly difficult to benefit from the effects without running water as was the situation discussed above.

After using hand sanitiser in the absence of a possibility to use soap and water, I will always use soap and water and the first given opportunity.
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Old Aug 30, 20, 3:21 am
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
By far my favourite as well. It is just so devilishly difficult to benefit from the effects without running water as was the situation discussed above.

After using hand sanitiser in the absence of a possibility to use soap and water, I will always use soap and water and the first given opportunity.
I am amazed that people need to be schooled on hand washing. I mean, that is something we learn at the same age as learning to wipe our backsides.
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Old Aug 30, 20, 8:14 am
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I am amazed that people need to be schooled on hand washing. I mean, that is something we learn at the same age as learning to wipe our backsides.
Anything but amazing to me, unfortunately. People tend to be creatures of habit, but not all taught/learned habits are good ones and even the goods ones don't all stick or stick equally longer term.

Just give a thought to how and why so much fecal matter-related bacteria ends up on airplane and movie theater seats, on the toilet flushes, the taps to turn on the water in lavatories and the lavatory door locks. As someone once said in a way: with increased familiarity, the risk for increased contempt rises. If someone pays too close attention to the hygiene habits of others, they may end up so grossed out that they want to become a hermit.

The idea of pharmacy-sold face masks being more of a vector of pathogen spread and related sickness on planes sound as credible to me as the conspiracy theory that Neil Armstrong's moonwalk was staged in a Hollywood studio and those moon rocks I saw on my NASA visits in Texas were not really from the moon. I suggest being more worried about driving in a vehicle within 5km of home than of having to deal with mask use to fly SAS.
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Old Aug 30, 20, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by RedChili View Post
... There's hardly enough time for the digestive needs. ...
What needs? Doesn't your digestive system shut down at altitude?
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Old Aug 30, 20, 10:43 am
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What needs? Doesn't your digestive system shut down at altitude?
Maybe he wants to get into the business of making money from online reviews of airplane lavatories. But these are SAS economy class lavatories, so probably best avoided as much as possible.
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What needs? Doesn't your digestive system shut down at altitude?
There's been a couple of times when I wish that it was the case. Once, on a six hour flight with my baby daughter, when she used up all the diapers in our cabin baggage and I was getting seriously worried. The second time was my first and (so far only) first class flight on Swiss, when I spent more time in the lav than in the seat.
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Old Aug 31, 20, 5:08 am
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Either way, there are some Ph.D virologists and molecular biologists who peddle crazy stuff: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...ny-fauci-viral And they are sometimes even attacking mask use as a response to a pathogen known to spread via what comes out of people's mouths and noses.

Getting Covid-19 infection from other people's mask use on our flights? So remote that I'd be better off worrying about the crazies who still think the US never landed a man on the moon and may as well proclaim SAS to be part of the US Deep State.

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Old Aug 31, 20, 5:34 am
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Did you not get the context of my post?

..............as well proclaim SAS to be part of the US Deep State.
Well sometimes I do wonder
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Originally Posted by GreatDane View Post
Well sometimes I do wonder
Lord Polonius: "Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't."

Given his role in The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, make of his words what you wish about how SAS deals with us.
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Old Aug 31, 20, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
Did you not get the context of my post?

Either way, there are some Ph.D virologists and molecular biologists who peddle crazy stuff: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...ny-fauci-viral And they are sometimes even attacking mask use as a response to a pathogen known to spread via what comes out of people's mouths and noses.

Getting Covid-19 infection from other people's mask use on our flights? So remote that I'd be better off worrying about the crazies who still think the US never landed a man on the moon and may as well proclaim SAS to be part of the US Deep State.
Indeed. It is a very small risk either way.
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Old Aug 31, 20, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
Getting Covid-19 infection from other people's mask use on our flights? So remote
I do agree that in general it's remote, but given everything I've read about masks from the experts, I do believe that it's slightly higher with masks than without, for the aforementioned reasons. Since 9/11, aviation has been a security theater. Nowadays, it's also a virology theater.
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