Earlier today I published a review of my brief American Eagle flight from Pittsburgh to New York. One thing I neglected to mention was a suspicious blotch around the window. What could it have been? Was it really what I think it was?
Unidentified Substance On My Airplane Window…Could It Be?
As I settled into my seat and looked out the window, I noticed a yellowish blotch smeared around the window. It looked like…well, you know.
I wasn’t about to smell it, but it was disgusting to look at and it made me wonder when the aircraft was last cleaned. What could this thing have been? I’m not sure I want to know…
Too Many Dirty Airplanes…
I mostly fly United Airlines, but I’ve also flown American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and JetBlue this year within the United States and I have noticed on all of them that the planes are often simply not as clean as they should be.
The daily “deep clean” from the pandemic era is over (even that, I suspect, was a bit of an exaggeration compared to actual practice) and carriers once again seems to be cutting corners when it comes to cleaning aircraft.
This is not only unprofessional and disgusting, but it leads to questions like if the feces is not scraped off the window (or whatever that substance is above), what other corners are being cut?
Deep cleaning certainly takes time, but I’ve seen too many dirty airplanes this year…there is no excuse.
I really hope whatever was on my window on American Airlines was not what it looked like. But the nasty glop of who knows what is an important reminder that airlines need to do a better job of keeping their aircraft clean.
What do you think that nasty stuff is on my window?