Preventing Sickness When Flying

Ever wondered what causes so many people to get sick after flying? Is it the air quality on the plane, people around you or what? The airlines say that the ventilation systems on airplanes are vastly improved, so the recirculation of germs throughout the cabin may not be the issue.

Germs are everywhere. If you think about the experience – people standing in line could be sick, containers you use to go through security – these are great places for germs to gather. Doctors say to stay away from airplane restrooms if you can, stay hydrated, keep the air on at your seat to help blow germs away from you and bring sanitary wipes or hand sanitizer with you. Use it after you touch armrests, latches on overhead bins, etc.

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