A FORMER flight attendant has revealed why he won’t let his family touch the TV remote during a hotel stay.
He even takes resealable bags to keep the remote in for the duration of their stay.
Jarrad Duggan-Tierney is visiting the Australian city of Sydney with his husband Michael and their son Reid.
Sharing a picture of the sealed TV remote, Jarrad explained: “I love a hotel but I don’t care how fancy it is; it’s my standard protocol (even pre-Covid) to make sure the remote doesn’t come into contact with the flesh of myself or anyone I care about.”
Jarrad – who runs the social media account The Real Dads of Melbourne – added: “I blame all my years as a flight attendant and hear a lot of stories about how lonely people feel in hotel rooms.”
The remote control – handled by many hands – can fit all sorts of nasty things in its many crevices.
Philip Tierno, microbiologist and clinical professor of microbiology and pathology at the NYU School of Medicine previously said about the device: “There are human hairs, bodily excretions related to what [people] touch before touching the remote control…insect parts that may be part of the dust of the room…cosmetics, even food.
“Of course you sweat, and that serves as a nice medium that supports the growth of organisms over time.”
It’s not the only germ magnet in a hotel room, either.
Mr. Tierno advises removing the bedspread when entering a new room for the first time.
He said, “If [it’s] put it in the corner, don’t worry,” adding that it’s useful to put a note on it telling housekeeping not to put it back on the bed.
In addition to body fluids, the focus here is on allergens due to house dust mites.
To mitigate allergic reactions, handle the fabrics with care and have medication such as steroid nasal sprays, inhalers, or eye drops on hand during your hotel stay.
Now a travel expert has revealed a key way to find out when your hotel room has been properly cleaned.
Harrison Jacobs, who once spent 300 nights in a year in hotels and Airbnbs, revealed that the kettle reveals the health of a hotel.
He added: “When I get into a new hotel room, I open the roof of the device. If I see mold or rust, which often happens, I ask for a new room or shorten my stay to one night and move on to another location.”
It’s certainly a wise decision after a story about guests wash their dirty knickers in kettles horrified frequent travelers – and even wet them.
And actor Henry Golding, who starred in the blockbuster film Crazy Rich Asians as well as a number of BBC travel programmes, explained He always packs hotel slippers in his suitcase to walk around dirty hotels too.
More hotel truths were recently exposed when a former employee revealed the secret that customers never know about breakfast buffets.
Meanwhile, another former flight attendant shared her top tips for staying in a hotel and getting the best sleep.
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