Airline employee reveals the surprising things passengers aren't told

Don’t eat the food on board unless it’s sealed, wipe down your tray table and expect to see gross things when you’re crammed on a plane with hundreds of travelers.

What are the dirtiest things on an airplane?
There’s no better way to test your body’s immune system than by subjecting it to air travel. With all those enclosed spaces, recirculated air and non-stop streams of people, airports, and planes are prime breeding grounds for bacteria.

The dirtiest areas of an aircraft revealed

E.coli and fecal matter found on airplane tray tables, blankets, and seat pockets

Ewww! Germs live HOW long on planes?

CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that shows some superbugs can survive on planes for several days.


The holidays are a busy season for airports. Did you know, according to a study in the Journal of Environmental Health Research, you may be up to 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a plane than you are in your normal day-to-day life? But there are tips to staying germ-free while flying the not always friendly skies.

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