I had hoped to have a trip report ready to go today, but I think it may require the weekend before that’s ready. So instead, let’s talk about United’s promise to deep clean their planes more often. That promise back in August said it would happen over the course of 2007, but after my fiancee’s experience yesterday, I think they need to work on their basic cleaning techniques first.
Her flight was delayed yesterday due to what appeared to be aircraft availability issues. They ended up using a plane that came from Chicago that, while arriving on time, still got to the gate only nine minutes before the scheduled Orlando departure. They tried to get things moving and they even boarded first class while they held off on coach so that the “cleaners could finish onboard.” Ok, sounds good.
So imagine her surprise when she saw this:
Yup, that’s a dinner roll wedged between the armrest and the side of the plane. Really, this brings so many questions to mind.
Why did these so-called “cleaners” not remove the dinner roll?
How long has that thing been there?
Regardless, if it hasn’t touched the ground, does the 7 second rule still apply or is it still fair game?
Why would someone even put the dinner roll there in the first place? Trying to save some for later?
More importantly, where the heck did they find a dinner roll and how can we get one on our next United flight?
As if that’s not enough, she said there was an unidentified brown substance smeared on the ceiling. Now that’s classy.