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Brief Published: 26 Aug 2020

Airplane Seat Covers for a More Hygienic Flight

Nice Seats

Aimed at passengers anxious about in-flight hygiene as they begin to travel again, US start-up Nice Seats has designed portable, washable chair coverings that travellers can fit snugly over the airline seat.

The machine-washable cotton sateen seat covers, which fold down into their own handy travel-sized pockets, cover the back and seat of the chair and have a pocket on the front for personal items. The design allows passengers to avoid the headrest and the seat pocket, both of which have been proven to be the dirtiest part of the plane.

The covers are available in a range of attractive and colourful designs and come in three different sizes to suit economy, business and first-class seat configurations. The brand also suggests they can be used on buses, trains and movie theatre seats to avoid skin contact with public seating. The covers cost between $58-68 depending on the style, size and design.

These types of products offer a great way to give more confidence to anxious travellers as it allows them to feel more in control of their environment and the hygiene of their surroundings.

For a look at how airlines can create a hyper-hygienic environment for passengers, read Covid-19 + Airlines: The Future of Flight, Airline Design Reassures Hygiene-Conscious Travellers and Hygiene Kits: Airlines' New Amenity.

Read also Profiling the Future Traveller for more on what the future traveller will prioritise in a post-pandemic world.