Well it’s about time airline passengers leave WITH the trash they carried on-board!

Photo: The Consumerist

Finally, an airline gets it! Well sort of.

I’ve written this up to my carrier more than a few times suggesting trash and recyclable containers be positioned in the jetway available to passengers as they exit the aircraft. The Flight Purser would simply make a suggestive ‘environmentally friendly’ announcement (I know, another ignored announcement) requesting passengers to “please drop off all disposable and recyclable items brought on board with you in the receptacles on the way out. Thanks for doing your part”.

Maybe I’m a dreamer, but I believe people would really want to take out their own trash. But then again, I also believe no one would ever shove things like a half eaten Quarter Pounder with Cheese (unwrapped) and loaded diapers in the seatpocket, and leave them there.

Take out the trash, Air France flyers told

Sydney Morning Herald– Air France will ask passengers to clear their seats and take rubbish with them when leaving the plane as it seeks to cut costs and stem the advance of budget airlines EasyJet and Ryanair Holdings in its home market.

The Paris-based carrier is working on the plan after cabin crew refused to assume cleaning duties at a low-cost operation it is introducing in a push to claw back traffic at provincial airports, according to a union official involved in the talks.

Chief executive officer Pierre-Henri Gourgeon wants to eliminate ground-based cleaners to keep jets flying for longer, emulating discount rivals and rendering hitherto-unprofitable regional hubs viable….. continued

Read more: Sydney Morning Herald Traveler

2 comments for “Well it’s about time airline passengers leave WITH the trash they carried on-board!

  1. galegal
    January 1, 2012 at 11:08 am

    One BIG problem with this idea is that the flotsom and jetsom needs to be removed from the cabin and contained BEFORE landing as a matter of safety. In the event of an evacuation you really don’t want to be tripping over all of this crap, do you?

  2. January 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Good point ‘galegal’, but your “flotsom and jetsom” went right over my head.

    “Flotsam and jetsam meaning~
    Ships’ goods which are lost at sea. Also used figuratively in non-nautical contexts to means odds and ends, bits and pieces” ~ source: http://www.phrases.org.uk/

    Thanks for the comment and reality check.

    Always Martha

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