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LCCs- How Often Are They Cleaned?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2838 times:

On average, how often are the aircraft operating on low-cost, no-frills flights cleaned? Once every day perhaps? How long does this process roughly take?


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6608 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2833 times:

I don't know, but are you IMPLYING something with this question?


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2820 times:

LOL no, I'm not implying anything! In fact, I've flown on two LCCs and on two flights, both of which being as clean and tidy as any full-frills airlines that I have travelled on.

I am just wondering in terms of efficiency.  Smile



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8188 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2805 times:

In Europe, they're cleaned by the pax! Haven't you had the flight attendent come through the plane during the descent with a big bin liner, collecting rubbish?


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User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1609 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2798 times:

At AirTran, all aircraft are cleaned (including lavatories and vacuuming/sweeping) each time they pass through Atlanta. More thorough cleaning is done on overnight stops. The F/As tidy-up between flights. Overnights at Atlanta get heavy cleaning and a wash & wax on the outside.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2798 times:

Hmm now that you mention it, Cedarjet, I think I probably do remember that! So there's no hoovering the floors or anything?


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2763 times:

Pe@rson - as previously stated, the PASSENGERS hoover the floors  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7302 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2758 times:

With cost cuttings, Ryanair passengers have to lick the windows clean and take their shoes off upon boarding.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2757 times:

lol!! They might hand over any rubbish to the attendants, but come on - they don't literally hoover the floor! Big grin What would happen if something got trodden into the floor? How often are the toilets cleaned?


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2755 times:

Toilets.............?  Laugh out loud.

I'd imagine, at the end of the aircrafts 'service' for the day, the aircraft will be given a more thorough clean. Then again, Ryanair never ceases to amaze me... I'm sure Mr. O'leary will try and convince us that these NG 737's actually clean themselves!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

at the end of the aircrafts 'service' for the day, the aircraft will be given a more thorough clean.

That's what I would have thought, although during a short turnaround, say 20-30 minutes, the attendants could perhaps go around and collect any rubbish not handed in by the passengers and give the toilet a quick clean.

Incidentally, EGGD, I've flown from BRS twice, one flight being aboard GO.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

The boys for ATA may correct me but I believe ATA's aircraft are cleaned almost every time the arrive at a destination. More heavy cleaning is done at IND and MDW.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

I wonder how long it would take to quickly clean a 733. In addition to the passengers passing any rubbish they have toward the end of the flight, I guess the FAs could quickly pick up any other rubbish and clean the toilet during each turnaround. The aircraft's interior could then be cleaned more thoroughly at the end of its day's schedule, by which time there would hopefully not be that much to clean and thus the cleaning would not take too long.

I also wonder how much it would cost to properly clean a 733, taking into account the need for cleaners (probably subcontractors); cleaning materials; the cost of parking; the fact that the aircraft isn't flying; and suchlike.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offline*HighFlyah* From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

The flight attendants clean the planes on Virgin Blue.

User currently offlineTheHangarCat From Canada, joined Apr 2002, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

At WestJet, the customer service agents run through with a hokey (a small non powered vacuum type thing) to pick up crumbs and pieces of trash. The rest of the crew helps out to cross seat belts and pick the large trash out of the pockets. Also, employees traveling on STBY are required to help at least to cross the seatbelts (hey, these planes belong to all of us!) The provisioning agents (CARA in YYZ) take the trash bags out and all this is done during our 30-45 min turn. It is not uncommon to see Pilots, CSA's, F/A's and Maintenance cleaning the plane, all at the same time... WestJet saves money and we see it in our profit sharing cheques. Of course at night, we have a regular crew that comes in to do a much more thorough clean.

I hope that helps.

TheHangarCat
YYZ



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User currently offlineFly_ATA From United States of America, joined May 2001, 616 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

A "turn clean" is done at every arrival and "heavy cleans" are assigned to different stations nightly according to where the aircraft terminates. With the new fleet and all leather seats they are getting extra special attention.

User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Fly_ATA,

Who does this cleaning at outstations -- TZ CSAs or the ground handler? What is the extent of the outstation heavy cleans? I looked on the employee web site, but couldn't find anything about this; is it in the ACSM or GSM?

In C8 land, CSAs do it all...including cleaning the cargo bin as per the latest 2 page cleaning checklist.

joe


User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Yeah we have to sweep out the cargo bin at night!!! One of the craziest things that i have ever heard but if corporate says so. I also found it funny that "Dust the Instrument Panel" was one there (even thought outstations don't have to do it) I must say since all the outstations started the heavier cleaning the C8 planes are looking mighty good and clean now.


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6338 posts, RR: 33
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

I was about to suggest that since an LCC is a "large crude carrier" this belonged in the non-av forum.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

It reminds me to go look at LCCs.

Goodnight all.



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