The last thing you want to take with you on holiday is a cold or flu bug. But travelling to your destination via plane is often the ideal setting to breed your next bacterial buddy.
The Journal of Environmental Health Research recently found that you’re 113 times more likely to catch a cold on a plane than during normal daily life, while Auburn University revealed disease-causing bacteria can survive for up to a week inside plane cabins.
But don’t switch to train travel just yet. There are clever ways to dodge germs while in the air, helping you arrive at your holiday – and back home – in good health.
Dr Cris Beer talks us through some of her midair wellness strategies, plus the best sickness-fighting sidekicks to ready you with extra inflight immunity.