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With 96 per cent of people admitting to being worried about germs due to the pandemic1, following hygiene habits while travelling has never been more important. That’s why British Airways has partnered with Dettol to help take care of you together by providing Dettol products throughout your journey
We all know that, right now, travel looks a little bit different to usual. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be as enjoyable as ever. Whether you’re jetting off to the sun-soaked Indian Ocean for a well-deserved beach break or heading to the glitzy lights of New York for a culture-packed long weekend, when you travel with British Airways you can rest assured that the hygiene of your journey will be looked after and is enhanced through its partnership with Dettol. In fact, you’re taken care of both on board and off, ensuring that you can travel without worry. That means more carefree time to sit back, relax and enjoy your trip – and who wouldn’t want that?
The partnership is a natural fit. Dettol, like British Airways, is a British brand with a long history – the company has been around for 88 years, to be exact. As the number-one disinfectant brand in the UK2, Dettol products have been shown to kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria and viruses.3 So if you’re concerned about germs in the outside world (which 96 per cent of you are4), Dettol is here for your British Airways journey.
Together, Dettol and British Airways have developed a successful cleaning protocol which has been supported by The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The protocol covers all the key touch points of the customer travel journey, from check in and lounges to departure gates and on board the aircraft. When you board your flight, you’ll be given a Dettol antibacterial wipe for personal use. It helps to kick off your in-flight journey knowing that your hands aren’t carrying around any unwanted germs.
It’s not all about cleanliness inside the aircraft, though. At London Heathrow and at all regional British Airways airports, you’ll find Dettol hand sanitiser and wipe stations at the check-in desk and self-service bag drop, helping you to feel reassured at every point of your journey (66 per cent of travellers now use hand sanitiser and antibacterial gel4). Departure gates feature hand sanitiser points, too. Lucky enough to be heading for a British Airways lounge? It’s the same story. British Airways uses Dettol products to help keep every surface in the lounge clean, so you can unwind and make the most of the amenities in the lead up to your flight without giving it a second thought. Dettol hand sanitiser products are also, of course, on tap for customers across the seating areas, so you can use them as much as you need to.
Together, British Airways and Dettol are dedicated to taking care of your journey from end to end. And that means that when you arrive back home after your holiday, you will find the same high hygiene standards until you depart the airport. When you touch down, Dettol hand sanitising stations will be at the ready in arrivals areas and in baggage reclaims in the UK, so that you can continue to keep your hands hygienically clean. And, if you need help with your luggage, Dettol antibacterial surface wipes are available for you to disinfect your trolley before use, too. We really have thought of everything.
Dettol will continue to support high standards in hygiene and partner with leading brands, helping break the chain of infection as part of its commitment to hygiene. The partnership with Dettol is just one more way British Airways is taking care of you on your journey, wherever it is you’re flying off to. And it’s just one more way that, in these unusual times, we can help to make your travels worry-free. So, kick back, switch off and look forward to your much-deserved holiday.
1. COVID Behavioural Tracker 2021 (Toluna Eave, 12 February 2021 – Global average)
2. According to Nielson MAT value share to 26.12.20
3. Enveloped viruses. Dependent on efficacy data for each biocidal product – confirm before use. See information on pack.
4. Ramesh Workers Survey 2020 (US)
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