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Air travel tip- Soapy hands

I am a typical woman with a small bladder. Well, there’s more to that. I’m an atypical woman actually. I have a bladder condition, Interstitial Cystitis, that makes me urinate much more frequently than the average woman.  So I consider myself an airplane bathroom expert. As a result, I have some insight for you. When you are about to wash your hands in the teeny-tiny airplane loo, check to make sure there is water first. I can’t tell you the number of times I lathered my hands with soap to find there was either no, or little water flow in the sink. Then I was stuck doing the wipe sticky hands on paper towels dance, which quite frankly sucks. Then, you travel most likely picking up more (you are welcome to conduct an accurate experiment on your own) nasty travel germs, as they glue themselves to your sticky hands.

Tip: Check the water to ensure if flows before lathering up OR always carry hand sanitizer.4686661365_e6b33c6eb0_z

 While it ain’t rocket science, it’s sure nice to not be like the stinky kid in 3rd grade who always had grubby hands.


  1. This is such a clever tip! I fly all the time and I’ve never encountered a non-running sink, but considering how often things go wrong at airports and on airplanes, it’s only a matter of time.

    • JaneJane10-30-2013

      Somehow I must get them all then! I hate walking out with sticky hands : (