Airplanes are one of the most modern forms of transport, and it’s no surprise that many people who use them don’t know about all of their peculiarities.
We have collected some important tips for traveling by air that can really help to make your journey a lot more comfortable.
The seats by the window are colder
The temperature outside the cabin can fall to as low as −60°С to −65°С, which cools down the temperature of the plane’s fuselage. This external cold can be felt above all in those seats by the windows, especially during summer when most people wear light clothing. So if you enjoy gazing at the views out the window, it’s best to dress a little warmer.
You should avoid drinking coffee or tea
The drinking water used to prepare hot beverages onboard can contain malignant bacteria such as E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus. This conclusion has been reached on more than one occasion by specialists who have examined items used by various airlines in laboratory conditions. So instead of drinking tea or coffee, it’s best to ask for bottled water or fruit juice.
The folding tables and seat pockets are some of the dirtiest parts of the plane
Some of the trash accumulated during flights usually ends up in the pockets on the back of the seat in front of you. And, unfortunately, these pockets aren’t cleaned anywhere near as thoroughly as you would expect. But the news is even worse when it comes to the fold-down tables: air cabin crew admit that people often use them to change their baby’s diaper. Therefore, it’s strongly recommended that you take some wet wipes with you, keep your personal items in your bag, and never place food directly on the table.