15 Things You Need To Stop Doing On Airplanes

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6. Don’t Eat Food That Touched the Tray

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If you could see the colony of germs on a tray table, you would put your food on your lap! People change babies on the tray tables, people put up their feet on them, and they are used for many other activities not related to food.

Studies show that the trays carry 2,155 colonies of bacteria per square inch. So if a cookie falls off your plate, throw it away!

5. Don’t Use Their Blanket

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If you want to keep warm, bring your own blanket or sweatshirt. Another item for a germ haven is a blanket or pillow the airline gives you to make you more comfortable.

It is not uncommon for these blankets to not be washed frequently and even recycled throughout the day. Unless the blanket comes in a package and has never been touched, you should definitely avoid it.

4. Don’t Forget To Hydrate


The tailored air in the cabin is made to mimic the air that humans can tolerate at the highest altitude. According to World Health Organization, between 6,000 to 8,000 ft.

Your mucus membrane dries out in flight over two hours, and it’s vital to hydrate, especially to fight against COVID-19. Each flight attendant usually drinks at least 16 oz on each leg of a flight. So keep your water handy, and don’t get parched!