Protecting yourself on the plane from coronavirus (COVID-19)
Aviation is the most global of all global industries. It employs millions of people, underpins the livelihoods of tens of millions more and, acts as part of the central nervous system of international business and leisure.
The problem with the current, global spread of the COVID- 19-is an opportunity to learn, remember and, above all, apply certain hygiene rules to avoid disease and spread of respiratory system’s infections.
Attention is now gradually turning to the future on how airlines around the world can hope to slowly return to something approaching normality.
Here are few steps to practice as airline resume to action:
Simple hygiene habits
The frequent and appropriate washing of our hands, coughing and sneezing using a disposable paper handkerchief in front of our mouth, which we then throw it in the trash basket or in the emergency case where we do not have a tissue, coughing or sneezing are done inside our elbow (and not in our palm)
Infection on the plane
The evidence so far shows that the new coronavirus is mainly transmitted by the respiratory system, in the same ways that the flu is transmitted.
What can we do on the plane?
There are three factors to which we can intervene as passengers on an air trip.
The number one factor is to limit our movements on the plane to the necessary ones. Many passengers get used to moving out of their seat for a variety of reasons (checking travel bag, toilet, stretching, etc.)
The second is to maintain a “safety distance” is the positioning of our seats, sure we all understand social distancing by now.
The third factor is cleaning of our living space. Which is the major reason why we must have provided ourselves before our air travel with alcohol-based hand sanitizers.’
Finally, after landing, do not rush up on the aisle for your exit. It usually takes several minutes before the doors open and passengers start to come out slowly and you don’t want all this time to be in “close encounter” on the plane’s aisle with other passengers, potential carriers of an infection.
With these simple procedures and tips, with knowledge and care, your air trip can be safer, more enjoyable and especially healthier.
Stay Safe. Fly Safe…