Clean the scene with sanitizer
Planes are dirty. There, we said it. Have you seen how long cleaning crews have between legs to freshen up a plane between flights? Usually in the less-than-10 minute range. Which is why hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant wipes are a must for to not only clean your hands, but to wipe your tray too. Just how dirty are those trays? As we reported in 14 Things You Should Never Do on an Airplane, trays have an “average of 2,155 colony-forming units of bacteria per square inch.” While you’re at it, wipe down your armrest and the spot where you’re about to rest your head if you snagged a prime seat next to a window.