You may have to fact check us, but germs are pretty gross. So it’s unfortunate for us traveling folk that airplanes and airports are filled with them. A 2015 study found that airplane tray tables have the most bacteria of any surface in the plane’s cabin. How much bacteria, you hesitantly ask? An average of 2,155 colony-forming units per square inch — excuse us while we puke.
Now with flu season upon us, we’re thinking it would be wise to take extra precautions to avoid such nasty germs. So, enter Seat Sitters, a glorious $15 kit on Amazon that comes with both a reusable seat and tray table cover, sanitary wipes, and even an allergy mask for next-level protection. Maybe it’s a little embarrassing, but think about the alternative (coming into direct contact with 2,155 colony-forming units of bacteria per square inch). Maybe it’s worth it.
To buy: amazon.com, $15
Just slip the lightweight cover over your airplane, bus, or even movie theater seat and then wash or recycle when you’re done. Simple as that. Just ask the Amazon reviewers. Amazon customer Catherine Prall gave the kit a five-star review, writing, “This is perfect for the plane and bus! The durable material provided a nice barrier and was still comfortable for my daughter to sit on with shorts.” Several other reviewers praised the $15 product for its protection against peanut and tree nut allergies.
You can shop the Seat Sitters Airplane & Theater Seat Cover and Tray Table Kit on amazon.com.