by Juan Vives
You can protect yourself from catching a flu bug, cold, or airplane germs in a crowded airplane by following a few simple rules. There is nothing worse than arriving sick at your vacation spot or taking home a cold as a souvenir. A few of the best healthy travel practices will help you avoid catching a cold or the flu from germs floating around the airplane cabin.
Plane air is filtered and flows from the cabin ceiling to the floor, so the danger is mainly from the noses, mouths, and hands of people sitting around you, and the objects you touch during the flight.
Here is a list that will help you avoid catching a cold or the flu and protect yourself from airplane germs on your flight:
- It is all about who you are sharing your armrest with. If your neighbor is sneezing, ask the flight attendant if you can sit somewhere else. Or if you can find an open spot once the airplane is in flight and the “fasten your seatbelt light” is off, just move. Your neighbor may actually appreciate the extra space.