Flying with small children sparks anxiety in the most unflappable parent. Aside from having to prepare food and activities to fill the endless hours of travel, we need to worry about the spate of superbugs lurking on every interior surface. Take a page from high wattage germ-o-phobe playbook and learn develop a cootie arsenal a la Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth, Katie Holmes, Jessica Alba and Matt Lauer. Best bets to keep you healthy at 32,000 feet? Antiseptic spritzers, airline seat covers , portable air purifiers and a good old nasal spray.
If you are germ phobic you are not alone. Airplanes are loaded with bacteria and viruses but there are ways to thwart them.
We just traveled roundtrip to the East coast last week and two out of three of us got sick with viral infections that made our “vacation” miserable and carried over to our homecoming.
I, for one, am wondering if any of these suggestions would have helped stave off these ferocious viruses.
Just the thought of carrying any more “stuff” on board makes me crazy …never mind what those around me will be thinking when I begin wiping down my seat and covering it top to bottom with a barrier seat cover.
What do you think…would you be willing to do some “work” to clean the environs of your space on your next flight???
Do you think these suggestions would help prevent infection or do you think that you own immune system will take care of you?