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Old 21st Jun 2020, 05:50
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Potsie Weber
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Al's Diner
Age: 60
Posts: 100
Originally Posted by Car RAMROD View Post

Self-check and/or bag drop screens. Common touch point.

normal check in, Iím infected, hand my ID to the check in staffer. They get my germs. I get my boarding pass; they pass my germs to others.
i touch the tray at security. They touch the tray. Others touch the tray.

My passport goes thru a scanning machine or a staffer where a bunch of other passports have or will go through.

my boarding pass gets handled by the lounge staffer when I go to the FF lounge, who then handles other peopleís who in turn handle theirs again.

my boarding pass gets handled by the gate scanner person. Or if I do it myself it probably touches the screen. Staffers hands or the screen then touches other peopleís boarding passes.

my boaring pass gets handled by the CSM when I board. They handle more after me.

i maybe open the locker because someone else closed it; or I close it because itís now obviously full. Someone maybe moves my bag in order to try squeeze theirs into the overhead bin, they are now infected.

i touch the seats as I wander down the aisle to use the toilet, because I need the top corner of the aisle seatís seat back to help me down the aisle. Someone else touches them too. Touch the door handle, the door, the lock mechanism.

ive touched seat back IFE screens, or tables or arm rests or call lights or air vents or seat belts. Someone else then touches them.

Yeah. Very limited contact points in an aircraft or journey by air.

less than a cruise ship? Yeah maybe. But by no means insignificant.
Im no infectious disease expert, but wouldnít basic hygiene techniques pretty much cover all this. Regular use of hand sanitiser onboard, wear a mask, regularly wipe down things like phones, handles etc, avoid touching your face, rubbing eyes etc.

other things like contactless checkin and boarding using phones?

None of this is rocket science, the biggest hurdle is apathy and the more our isolated states create a false sense of security, the more apathetic people become and the more isolated we need to be. At some point we need to be able to live with this virus (and viruses to come) and not hide from them. Itís going to take a lot of ingrained behavioural change to do that.
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