10 Tips to Stay Healthy on an Airplane

Your Flight Shouldn't Make You Sick

It's a familiar scenario for many travelers: You're on a plane, it's a five-hour flight and the person sitting next to you is sneezing every few minutes. A few days later, you come down with a cold or something even more serious, such as the flu. You paid hundreds of dollars for the flight, but now you are sick, you missed work, and it just doesn't seem fair. Fortunately, you don't have to simply accept illness as an unfortunate consequence of flying; there are things you can do to help increase your chances of staying healthy. Here are 10 helpful suggestions gathered from experts on the matter. Photo Credit: Andres Rueda