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WS Revealed How Many Hours They've Spent Cleaning Planes During COVID-19 & It's Wild

WS Revealed How Many Hours They've Spent Cleaning Planes During COVID-19 & It's Wild

Old Jan 13, 21, 7:56 pm
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WS Revealed How Many Hours They've Spent Cleaning Planes During COVID-19 & It's Wild

WestJet Revealed How Many Hours They've Spent Cleaning Planes During COVID-19 & It's Wild

While there are fewer WestJet flights landing and taking off in Canada right now, that apparently doesnít mean thereís less cleaning to do!

In a new tweet, the Canadian airline revealed how many hours WestJet staff have spent cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic and itís well into the thousands.
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Old Jan 13, 21, 8:19 pm
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WestJet Revealed How Many Hours They've Spent Cleaning Planes During COVID-19 & It's Wild

While there are fewer WestJet flights landing and taking off in Canada right now, that apparently doesn’t mean there’s less cleaning to do!

In a new tweet, the Canadian airline revealed how many hours WestJet staff have spent cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s well into the thousands.

17000 hours of cleaning. The pandemic was declared on March 8. 308 days ago. That's 55 hours a day, or 7 full time people cleaning, 7 days a week. That doesn't seem excessive (or wild), or something to brag about.

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Old Jan 13, 21, 9:11 pm
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Why not? As the article notes, the amount is two years worth of cleaning a very small number of flights so a very wild number to me.

In total, the company says over 17,000 hours have been spent cleaning and sanitizing on board.

Thatís the equivalent of around 708 days ó or just under two years!

This hefty figure comes despite a huge reduction in services over the last ten months as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect airlines and the travel industry.
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Old Jan 14, 21, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
Why not? As the article notes, the amount is two years worth of cleaning a very small number of flights so a very wild number to me.

In total, the company says over 17,000 hours have been spent cleaning and sanitizing on board.

Thatís the equivalent of around 708 days ó or just under two years!

This hefty figure comes despite a huge reduction in services over the last ten months as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect airlines and the travel industry.
With 100 flights a day, that's 30 minutes of cleaning per flight. You think that's wild? Ok.
Maybe wild compared to pre-Covid when cleaning per flight was nil.

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Old Jan 14, 21, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by newfbc View Post
With 100 flights a day, that's 30 minutes of cleaning per flight. You think that's wild? Ok.
Maybe wild compared to pre-Covid when cleaning per flight was nil.

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If they are spending 30 minutes per flight that is nothing. A single worker would take around 30 minutes to cover the lavs and some of the common touch area. No wonder they are handing out wipes to passengers as they board the flight.
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Old Jan 14, 21, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by newfbc View Post
....That's 55 hours a day...
Going forward with 150 departures/day that's 20 minutes of cleaning/departure.

During normal times, three flight attendants would have done more than that on a turnaround.

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Old Jan 14, 21, 9:16 pm
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Going forward with 150 departures/day that's 20 minutes of cleaning/departure.

During normal times, three flight attendants would have done more than that on a turnaround.
I thought WS unionized FA's stopped doing unpaid flight grooming as noted in this post from 2-years ago? Is that not the case?
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Old Jan 14, 21, 9:53 pm
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I thought WS unionized FA's stopped doing unpaid flight grooming as noted in this post from 2-years ago? Is that not the case?
Nope. Still cracking on. Even the odd pilot or two helps out now and again!
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Old Jan 14, 21, 11:16 pm
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Nope. Still cracking on. Even the odd pilot or two helps out now and again!
It's being dealt with in negotiations for the first Collective Agreement. Believe it or not, the first CA is not yet ratified. It's basically done, so I guess we will stay tuned.
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