Hello World and welcome to the Holiday Season and airline travel!
Are you sick?
Would you like to stay healthy on the way to visit family and friends?
There are some ways that you can still visit your family and only get them sick or show up without being sick and still travel by plane (or bus, ship, or whatever).
I am a flight attendant and can tell you, if you didn’t already know, that the air in the cabin is recirculated air. This is one reason why polishing your nails is not allowed and overly strong food is frowned upon. What this also means is that if you are sick or if anyone else on the aircraft is sick, you WILL be breathing those germs! Also, the closer that you are to the affected person, the greater your chances of getting sick. Dr. Donald Poretz (infectious disease physician) says that 2-3 rows around you is the worst.
So, what can you do to protect yourself?
Bring hand sanitizer and anti bacterial wipes with you. Wipe down anything that you may touch and even more importantly, what your children will be touching, such as tray tables, seats and arm rests. These areas are not cleaned as well or often as you may think. I personally try to clean the plane with soap and water as best as I can between passengers but that is not required nor the norm and is not always possible.
Keep your hands cleaned with either hand sanitizer or even better, soap and water. Try not to put your hands into your mouth or eyes, do not put snacks directly onto the tray tables and do not share food or drinks with anyone sick even once you have arrived at your destination.
The air in an aircraft cabin is very dry and will affect your sinuses, which allows bacteria to enter even easier so another trick is to smear a thin layer of Vaseline inside your nose and drink plenty of water.
Follow these tips for a safer and healthier travel during the Holiday Season.
Merry Christmas from Will Fly For Food Blog!