As I’m about to board a plane tomorrow for the first of the 2019 Dream Maker events, which means a LOT of plane flights this year, I thought this was timely. While I don’t follow all of these steps, I’ve been known to take extreme measures to stay healthy… like the year Winston and I wore masks on every flight and got free drinks and upgrades when we wrote “Just Married” on them. Here’s what the experts have to say:
It’s nothing new that people are more susceptible to getting sick after a flight. The close quarters to so many new people and low cabin humidity are two of the main reasons for this. Why? Because cabin humidity sits right around ten percent, your throat and nasal passages are more likely to dry up a bit, leaving it harder for you to fight off those pesky germs.
But there are some steps you can take to help keep your immune system strong:
Drink Airborne before the flight
This immune system booster is full of vitamins and herbs to help keep your defenses up. Don’t have Airborne? Emergen-c is another great option.
Sipping on water throughout your flight will help keep your throat and nasal passages moist.
Use nasal mist
Although drinking water throughout your flight will help keep you hydrated, bringing a nasal mist along will make sure the germs stay as far away as possible.
Wash your hands
Or use a hand sanitizer, especially before eating.
Sanitize your seating area
Travel size clorox wipes can go a long way for staying healthy on a flight. Pull some out and sanitize the surfaces around you including: your seat, arm rests, headrest, tray table, seat beat and overhead air vents.
Turn on the air vent
Keep your air vent turned on and blowing away from your face.
Follow these tips for the best defense against those in-flight germs.