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Prevent Getting Sick While On A Flight

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Prevent Getting Sick While On A Flight

Travel can put your body in more vulnerable position with temperature changes, spreading germs, etc. During a flight, there is high risk of you getting sick. Man people thought it was because of the recirculated air that passengers getting sick when flying. However, the study found that it was false. The major factor that can cause sickness to airplane passengers is the germs spread by human movement throughout the cabin. 

How to prevent yourself from getting sick on plane

The best thing to do to stay healthy and safe during a flight is to practice good hygiene. Avoiding in contact with germs is a must. However, it is probably too much for some travelers to keep themselves on guard to avoid any contact with germs in the cabin. Also, it is recommended that you choose window seat rather than aisle seat. Window seats are 

According to the studies, the risks of transmission of respiratory viruses in cabin of an airplane are still unknown. However, movements of crew and passengers may facilitate disease transmission. Hence, it makes sense if window seats are said to have lower risks of disease transmission. Window seats provide less chance for movements. Passengers and crew won’t pass by window seats but the aisle ones. Hence, aisle seat are more exposed to disease transmission. 

How to prevent yourself from getting sick on plane

Furthermore, thinking that you will get sick from using the air flowing through the nozzle above you is highly unlikely. You are more vulnerable to get sick from other people as well as items that pass through the cabin. By choosing the window seat, you can avoid germ traffic. It is also recommended that you sit in your window seat throughout the duration of the flight if it is a short one. If you have a long-haul flight, minimize your movement. You can stretch your body while going for a toilet break to minimize unnecessary movement. 

Avoid using blanket provided by the airline especially when you see it is dirty. Sometimes, the airline doesn’t have much time to wash or replace the blankets after the previous flight due to tight schedule. Hence, you don’t know if previous passengers might have been sicks or spread the germs to the blanket. It is more recommended to bring your own travel blanket if you take a long-haul flight. 

Be mindful of what you eat during the flight. If there is something off about the food, do not eat it. Hence, it is highly recommended to pack your own foods at least some snacks. So if the in-flight foods are not to your liking, you can always open your pack of foods. 

Avoid alcoholic, carbonated, and caffeinated beverages. It is important to stay hydrated to avoid getting sick while on a flight. However, those kind of beverages will increase your dehydration because the are diuretic. Stick to healthy beverages such as mineral water or fruit juice. Take a good nap during the flight so you can land feeling refreshed because lack of sleep can lower your immune system.