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Ryanair, possibly the dirtiest airline in the world

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Have you ever been on a flight and encountered some very dirty overhead bins, filthy seat-tables and horrible looking toilet cabins? Then this is the blog post for you! The consumer association Which? has tested airlines on a global scale and slammed one of the most popular budget airlines in Europe for being the ‘filthiest airline’ in the world! Ryanair has once again made the headlines, but this time with news that certainly will make a few passengers re-consider booking with the successful low-cost carrier

Study into the world’s dirtiest airline

This week, a study by a popular consumer brand association revealed that Ryanair was, in fact, the dirtiest airline amongst all companies. The study involved 8000 participants that took part in an online survey in which passengers were asked a series of questions regarding hygiene on-board. Amongst the airlines surveyed were carriers such as EasyJet, Vueling and British Airways.

A Which? journalist on-board of Ryanair

Ryanair said to be the dirtiest airline in the world

A journalist working for the renowned association took a flight with Ryanair to personally observe what the study produced. What he found he then described.

According to the Which? Journalist, the Ryanair aeroplane had ‘greasy tray tables, soiled headrests and dusty window sills’. What further added to the horror was what the ultraviolet light uncovered when taking a closer look at the tray tables: stains that simply couldn’t be seen, at a quick glance, on the piece of equipment with which many passengers are supposed to consume the meals provided by the airline.

The hunt for the cleanest airline: how competitors such as EasyJet, British Airways and Vueling performed

Ryanair’s competitors, such as EasyJet, performed significantly better than the Irish air carrier. The study revealed that the English airline had acceptable levels of hygiene on board. Furthermore, the long haul airline British Airways also provides good hygiene for its passengers on board its aircraft.

According to Which?, 63% of passengers travelling on the Spanish air carrier Vueling commented that cleanliness was good. In comparison, the study found that only 3 out of 5 passengers thought that the airlines’ aeroplanes were clean. Taking both Wizz Air and Vueling’s ratings together, only 10% of passengers thought that their aeroplanes’ cabins had a ‘poor’ hygiene standard.

Which? comments on Ryanair, the dirtiest airline in the world

A journalist that completed a Ryanair flight claims thatfaster and faster turnarounds are one thing, but it is unacceptable for some airlines to be cutting corners when it comes to cleaning their cabins properly – no matter how cheap the airline ticket”. Although, it is unclear if the low-cost model, under which many airlines operates, is the driving factor behind poor hygiene on-board.

What recommends for your next Ryanair flight

If you are concerned about hygiene on-board your next flight then don’t worry. Here are some recommendations that will get you through your next Ryanair flight!

  • Bring Hand sanitizer
  • Bring anti-bacterial wipes to clean tray tables and other facilities
  • Make sure to wash your hands before getting on and after getting off the aeroplane.

According to Which?, “a biohazard suit might be more appropriate,” when flying with Ryanair.

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