Do You Hang On to the Airline Hot Towel?

Check out our Top Rewards Cards to boost your points earning and travel more!


Flight attendants give a little scowl when I am in business class and refuse to hand over the hot towel when they try to scoop it up.

Airline Hot Towel

I find it useful to wipe my hands down after the meal, especially if something sticky like jam is involved and I am clumsy.

Am I an oddball in this or do you do this too?

13
Leave a Reply

avatar
11 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
12 Comment authors
Rapid Travel ChaiShannonJimDavidJared Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Shannon
Guest
Shannon

What does Japanese-style pocket towel look like and what’s difference? Like this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/111323265170?lpid=82

Jim
Guest
Jim

I don’t keep it, but they always have too much water so I squeeze the excess out in the aisle.

David
Guest
David

Yes, we all know you’re an oddball but that’s besides the point 🙂

Jared
Guest
Jared

Can’t wait to see what you hang on to from the toilet.

Christian
Guest
Christian

I always hand the towels back. The FA’s have enough to do without trying to guess whether I’m a jerk that throws the towel on the floor, or wherever else.

Joey
Guest
Joey

I normally bring the flushable baby wipes with me to clean up my hands after meal service. They’re quite helpful too when travelling and using the public bathrooms with no toilet papers.
@Atif, I do that as well but using hand sanitizer (not sure how effective that is but it helps peace of mind.) When I’ve seen flight attendants prepare these hot towels, they normally just pour really really scorching hot water on these towels and that’s it. Not sure if that’s effective in killing bacteria.

Atif
Guest
Atif

I use mine to wipe down the tray table and AVOD control/screen and any other surface I’ll be touching. I’ve had people sitting next to me notice and start doing the same thing…

BOShappyflyer
Guest
BOShappyflyer

Ditto to 2nd comment. They are just doing their job.

You don’t have to hold on to them. Whenever I travel, I also take with me the pre packaged hand sanitizing wipes (I have a handful everywhere I go). Super great for places where there are napkins or wipes.

The Weekly Flyer
Guest
The Weekly Flyer

You don’t have to hold on to them. I bring the pre packaged hand sanitizing wipes for the flight. They are great for cleaning hands before or after the meal plus refreshing.

I’ve found them in AF’s lounge and a few others.

Robert
Guest
Robert

You’re not odd, it’s the US based attendants who freak out. I was on American Monday morning with breakfast meal and wanted to keep my for after handling the bread. I thought she was going to attack me with the tongs for holding the towel back. I don’t know, is Doug Airlines inventorying the disposable towels??

Bill
Guest
Bill

Yes! I keep mine to use as wet wipes in the lavatory.