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Even though most airlines remove
99 percent of airborne viruses through high-efficiency air-circulation systems,
most infections are picked up through hand-to-hand contact. Be aware that
others may be sick and either not know it—or not care. If you find yourself
next to someone who’s coughing and could be contagious, ask for a different
seat. The airline might not be willing or able to accommodate, but it’s worth a
try.

Flu-Proof Your Flight

Don’t Talk to Strangers

Even though most airlines remove
99 percent of airborne viruses through high-efficiency air-circulation systems,
most infections are picked up through hand-to-hand contact. Be aware that
others may be sick and either not know it—or not care. If you find yourself
next to someone who’s coughing and could be contagious, ask for a different
seat. The airline might not be willing or able to accommodate, but it’s worth a
try.

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