Have you ever landed after a long flight where you have been worried about the person that is coughing and sneezing non-stop next to you and even though you aren’t sick yet you can feel like it’s coming? Well, there are a few tips and tricks to avoid getting sick after a flight but even the most proactive solutions can’t completely fight bacteria. But if you try these tricks then you might not get AS sick or better yet sick at all.
The Window Seat
Simply choosing the window seat can actually keep you out of pesky bacteria’s way. This is the seat that keeps you as isolated as possible from other passengers who may be sick. Your only interactions will be with the person next to you and the two behind you. Whereas if you are in the middle or especially the aisle seat you will come into contact with whoever walks past you or squeezes past you to get to the bathroom. People are constantly walking up and down the aisle and putting their hands on the top of seats which means germs could be placed right where your face is. Ick!
Wipe Everything Down
The tray and the armrests are two of the areas on a plane that are rarely cleaned. The trays are never wiped down during the cabin cleaning which means leftover food residue and everybody who has used that tray may have coughed on it or at the very least touched it. The same goes for the hand rests. All you need to do is carry some antibacterial wipes with you and give everything a quick wipe down.
Drink Lots Of Water
This is a big one. Staying hydrated while you fly can make a huge difference when you land and while in the air. Flying is incredibly drying which means you will most likely want to use a nasal spray like Otrivin to fight dryness as well as drinking as much water as possible. It might be tempting to drink alcohol but this will further dehydrate you and may make you feel poorly if you have not been drinking enough water.
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
It might be tempting to rub your eyes or eat something with your hands but unless you have thoroughly sanitized them you will definitely want to avoid doing this. This can introduce any bacteria or viruses you have come into contact with directly to your body which means you can get very sick very quickly once you land which is terrible.
Avoid getting sick so you can make the most of your holiday or business trip, nobody likes being stuck in bed with the flu.