This infograph was obviously created by someone with germophobic tendencies, which isn’t such a bad thing.
Take a look. There’s plenty of essential information below — some of which may just save your life in the months proceeding your flight!
One truly shocking thing that I learned was that 1 in 4,500 people develop a blood clot in the 8 weeks following their flight, and people who regularly fly for more than 4 hours at a time are even more at risk. As a freelancer, this is a bit frightening as I spend more than a few hours a day in a chair. Make sure you get up and move around whenever you can, to avoid increasing your risk of early mortality.
Big shock that airline water is dirty and full of bacteria… Never touched the stuff myself.
There was also some great tips about avoiding dehydration, which in my mind is one of the biggest contributions to jet-lag ever! That, in addition to one’s refusal to sleep during their flight when they’d normally be sleeping.
However, on the point of sleeping during your flight to avoid upsetting your biological clock: if you’re heading someplace where you’re going to be a half to a full day ahead, or behind your current time-zone, sometimes you just gotta suck it up and suffer for a day or two. I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to fly all the way to Thailand just to jump off the plane and go to sleep during the daytime hours — no way!
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Happy and safe travels!
Main image by cplbasilisk