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SOURCE: I Fly First Class
The airlines that achieved high marks for maintaining very clean cabins place their flight crews at the front line to achieving that all-important first impression and reaching high standards for cleanliness.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 08, 2013
A recent survey of frequent travelers and aviation professionals revealed that Virgin America has the cleanest cabins in the industry. The Cleanest Cabin poll was conducted by IFlyFirstClass.com over a two-week period and asked travelers and airline professionals to rank the airlines with the tidiest passenger cabins. Other low-cost carriers ranked high as well, with JetBlue earning second place and Southwest in third place. Delta and Alaska Airlines rounded out the list of the top five.
At the bottom of the rankings were U.S. Airways, United and American Airlines, with the least clean cabins of the ten airlines included in the poll.
The surprise in these survey results is the number of low-cost airlines at the top of the rankings, according to Julia Graft, I Fly First Class PR manager. Graft points to the power of first impressions on consumers and suggests that the larger airlines, such as United, American and U.S. Airways, may be making financial or corporate culture decisions that affect the appearance of their aircraft.
The airlines that achieved high marks for maintaining very clean cabins place their flight crews at the front line to achieving that all-important first impression and reaching high standards for cleanliness. A JetBlue co-pilot noted that keeping the planes looking new and fresh is a group effort. From in-flight crews and airport cleaners to the pilots, all staff members pitch in to make sure the planes are spic and span for the next flight of passengers. Attention to cabin conditions is key here, with the top airlines replacing a seat as soon as it starts to look worn.
Virgin America, JetBlue and Southwest may have a slight advantage in this survey since their fleets are newer, although all airlines have the ability to keep their cabin interiors neat and clean. In fact, keeping cabins sharp-looking is all part of keeping a competitive position in the marketplace by creating a positive experience for the consumer. In this instance, it looks like the the low-cost carriers have the advantage both in the age of their fleets and their company cultures of making cleanliness the responsibility of all staff members. San Francisco based Virgin American was not available to comment on the survey results.
Below are the Clean Cabin poll rankings of the 10 airlines included in the survey.
1. Virgin America
3. Southwest Airlines
4. Delta Airlines
5. Alaska Airlines
6. Spirit Airlines
7. Allegiant Airlines
8. American Airlines
9. United Airlines
10. U.S Airways
Julia Graft, PR Manager
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