If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember the commercials for the now defunct National Airlines with gorgeous “stewardesses” (now known by the politically correct description, “flight attendants”) exclaiming, “FLY ME!” Provocative. Here’s what one of those commercials. https://youtu.be/XawRcZWgBPw
Gen-Xers, Millennials and now even GEN-Z-types have no knowledge about how we dressed ourselves when we went out in public in the days of dinosaurs. So here’s a quick time-capsule.
Once upon a time, people dressed-up to go to their local house of worship, and wore suits and ties to ball games as late at the ‘70s! When people flew inplanes, they wore their Sunday best. Suit and tie for men (with fedora hats) and fancy dresses for the women-folk. Kids were even decked-out like it was the Easter parade.
Today, people come to funerals in flip-flops.
But, back to air travel. There’ve been several stories lately concerning your health while on a plane.
For years we’ve heard the air in the cabin is just recycled, allowing perhaps hundreds of passengers to breath in the molecules that can cause you to get a cold or worse just hours after flying.
There was a recent story about a measles outbreak after traveling on a plane; complete with warnings from health officials. https://goo.gl/Db2zaR
The germ nightmare has only begun. You better get a bottle of safeHands® brand 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer ready, because we now find out that you might want to re-think where you sit on a plane.
According to a new study, there may be advantages to sitting by the window, notwithstanding being squashed by two exceptionally large people sweating profusely and screaming at each other in the middle and aisle seats. Read the report here. https://goo.gl/AN8eS8
Recently, I flew from Philadelphia to L.A. Even before we took off for the friendly skies, and during the entire flight, a woman in the aisle seat directly next to me was sneezing at a pace that would have made a viral YouTube video had I thought to whip out my phone.
This was just before the height of this year’s flu season. I swore that I would have what she had soon. I didn’t, thankfully.
But I almost asked the stewardess…uh…flight attendant to allow me to switch seats; but the plane was full. I could see by the look on other passengers’ faces that they were petrified to be sitting anywhere near this woman.
So, as always, I reached for my small bottle of safeHands® 100% ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer.
Even though I wasn’t touching her directly, her germs were flying through the air faster than a speeding bullet. Those bacterial germs must have landed on any and all surfaces within 10 feet of her projectile sneezes. I wish I had a facemask – anything to avoid even breathing in her water droplets by having them filtered before they hit my mucus membranes.
I quickly surmised that I better use my safeHands® to at least protect myself if any of her goo got on the surfaces of my arm rests, food tray (yeah, like they serve food on my cheap flight) or anything else I might touch.
I guess the moral of the story isto pleasewash your hands as much as possible. When you can’t, at least attempt to protect the germs that can land on your hands by using a product that won’t combust, like those ALCOHOL-LADEN hand sanitizers could potentially do if someone lit a match next to you. We get other people’s bacteria by simply touching our noses, eyes or mouths with our hands.
AND DON’T FLY WHILE YOU’RE SICK!
See the benefits of using safeHands® brand, the most extensively tested and leading ALCOHOL-FREE hand sanitizer on the market today here. https://www.safehands.com
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