Where Is the Safest Seat on a Plane?

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Fully vaccinated people are feeling a new sense of freedom. For many that means traveling again – often flying for the first time in more than a year. A recent report by HuffPost.com looked into what you can do to protect yourself from communicable diseases on a plane, including recommendations on which seat you should select.

First off, experts suggest you try to fly non-stop if you can. Your risk of exposure to COVID-19, the flu, or even the common cold is greater in the airport than on the plane, which has sophisticated HEPA air filtration systems. Onboard, your best bet is to pick a window seat. That way you will not be exposed to people walking up and down the aisle. Plus, cabin airflow is better in window seats. Finally, considering wearing a medical grade face mask or double masking when flying. Experts also remind you to continue good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing or using hand sanitizer as well as disinfecting your seat area with anti-bacterial wipes.

For more information on how to stay safe on your next flight, be sure to read this post by The Seniors Trust Network.

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