How Do You Avoid Catching the Flu on an Airplane?

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How to Avoid Catching the Flu on an Airplane?

This year has been one of the worst years for the flu in recent history. Some experts are even suggesting that we may be headed into epidemic territory. With this in mind, it only makes sense that we should look at ways to limit the transfer of the flu so we don’t end up getting ourselves or our families sick.

We’re past most of the heavy travel days this year, but many of us end up spending more time than we’d like on an airplane. Can we avoid getting the flu while traveling in those cramped conditions?

The Modern Survival Blog answers that question with some suggestions on how to avoid catching the flu while traveling on an airplane.

A majority of their suggestions will serve you well in just about any populated area.

how to avoid the flu when you're travelling on an airplane

USE BATHROOM BEFORE HEADING TO THE AIRPORT.

Try to empty out your bladder beforehand and avoid hydrating too much before or during the flight. Why? Because you should avoid using the toilet on the plane.

DON’T USE THE TOILET ON AN AIRPLANE.

Unless you absolutely must go, stay out of the restroom. Typically there is approximately 1 toilet per 50 passengers on an airplane. Hundreds upon hundreds of people use these bathrooms during the day. Need I say more?

Keep reading How to Avoid Catching the Flu on an Airplane for the rest of their tips.

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