Today, we are back with another tip that might help you reduce your risk of catching the virus while on a flight. This tip is especially useful for those who love to travel.
ON A SERIOUS NOTE: Firstly, the pandemic is not the right time for leisure travel, especially when Covid cases continue to rise at the speed of light. But for those who have to travel for work or any other urgency, here’s a tip for you.
SO, WHICH SEAT SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ON A FLIGHT? As per studies, choosing the window seat in a plane can help you reduce the risk of getting infected with Covid-19, as well as flu. Several studies have highlighted how this concept works.
According to an Insider report, choosing the window seat might help because those sitting on the aisle seat are more likely to come in contact with other passengers. And sitting on the window seat takes you more than a meter away from the aisle.
Choose the window seat on a plane
SIMILARLY, FOR FLU
It is also a great tip that can help you prevent illness during the flu season. Wearing a mask, using hand sanitiser and social distancing can help you automatically prevent flu and while flying, choosing the right seat can add brownie points.
According to a study, sitting within three feet of a sick passenger, known as the infectious zone, can put you at an 80% higher risk of catching the flu.
So, a window seat can help maintain that distance. Also, many airlines have now decided to keep the middle seat vacant amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This also helps maintain adequate distance.
Now other than a great view, you have more reasons to choose a window seat.
OTHER TIPS TO TRAVEL SAFELY DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
As we are in the middle of the third wave, avoid travelling as much as possible. If you are absolutely required to travel, do not forget to follow the above-mentioned tips.