There are many ways to get sick while on an airplane.
The person next to you may have a cold and sneezes on you. The person in the seat before you on the earlier flight may have stuffed their snotty tissues into the magazine.
And let’s not talk about the poorly circulated air, the contaminated ice cubes, or the bathroom.
But there is one place on the airplane that you should avoid at all costs, as it is considered THE MOST GERM-INFESTED PLACE ON THE ENTIRE PLANE:
The aisle seat.
Yup, sitting on the aisle is the most dangerous place for you to be if you’re trying to avoid germs. You have to deal with everybody walking by you, for one – and they grab you or your seat with their dirty hands as they walk by. Plus they tend to be more popular seats than the middle seat or window, due to their convenience factor for leaving the plane.
If this matters to you – the aisle seat sitters are more prone to getting norovirus than those who sit in the more isolated seats.