When you board a flight, chances are your airplane has already completed three or four tripsthis link opens in a new tab – meaning three or four other people have sat in your seat, touched your screen, and rested their sweaty palms on the armrests.
A new survey has dished the dirt on which carriers offer the most pristine experiences for fliers.
Japan's ANA All Nippon Airways was named the cleanest airline in the world, as part of the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018.
The Japanese carrier claimed top spot ahead of Taiwan's EVA Air and South Korea's Asiana Airlines in a top 30 list dominated by Asian companies.
Passengers were asked to rate the standard and quality of aircraft cabins for a global survey conducted by UK-based aviation industry reviewer Skytrax.
Seat areas, tables, carpets, cabin panels and washrooms are all part of the overall score.
Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qatar Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Hainan Airlines and Lufthansa make up the rest of the top 10.
Cleanliness is a real concern for air travelers with airports and planes seen as potential breeding grounds for bacteria.
The award for the cleanest airline is one of a number of gongs handed out by Skytrax each year. Here are the Top 20 for 2018.
Source: Skytrax.com | Travel + Leisure | CNN.com