|Quoting PDX88 (Reply 4):|
Sani-wipes and/or gloves are just as effective.
|Quoting chrisair (Reply 5):|
In 150+ QX flights over a 6 year period, I don't think I've ever seen a FA wear gloves during the service.
Trash pickup? All the time. Never seen it during the drink service. Not saying it doesn't happen, but I've never seen it...
|Quoting PDX88 (Reply 6):|
I'm saying they could just be required to use gloves in lieu of being banned of serving ice altogether.
|Quoting moo (Reply 8):|
Its worth noting that many people arent aware that hand sanitizer gels, lotions and wipes are not effective against many D&V bugs, such as Norovirus
|Quoting sldispatcher (Reply 11):|
That's not entirely true. There may be truth that PROPER handwashing may be superior, to say that the wipes/hand gels are ineffective is just not correct.
|Quoting PDX88 (Reply 4):|
Besides, how many times have you seen the FAs wash their hands in the lav before they begin drink service?
|Quoting dc10lover (Reply 2):|
I was wondering if they are going after the airlines that have Regional Jets if they don't have sinks for hand washing
|Quoting moo (Reply 13):|
Actually, it is entirely true - the disinfectant used in hand gels and wipes does not kill most D&V bugs, but it kills most everything else. Norovirus in particular is extremely hardy, and only good hand washing with hot water and soap will get rid of it, alcohol wipes and consumer grade disinfectants wont kill it (which is why its so contagious).
|Quoting cschleic (Reply 12):|
Do all Q400s lack sinks in the lavs?
|Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 19):|
Good to know in addition to armchair CEOs, we also have a bunch of food safety experts here on A.net.
|Quoting moo (Reply 21):|
Actually, my wife is a doctor, and we had a similar discussion about hand sanitizers a few months ago - infection control is a massive thing in hospitals, and she has to pass a course on it annually. So I listened to her, checked it out for myself and now I dont rely on hand sanitizers.
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