Cabin crew secrets: Why you should never lean on the plane window
Wednesday - 07/04/2021 09:06
It’s one of the most popular seats on a plane, but an air hostess has revealed why you should never do this if you’re by the window.
The window seat of a plane is the most popular with passengers wanting to get a an hour or two of shut-eye during a flight.
However, one flight attendant has warned you should never lean on the plane window, for a rather disgusting reason.
Cabin crew member Linda Ferguson, who worked on airlines for 24 years, said it was the dirtiest part of the plane as passengers regularly cough and sneeze against the surface, as well as touching it with dirty hands or dirty hair.
“I see plenty of people carry Lysol wipes with them that will wipe the area around their seat,” she told Reader’s Digest.
“If there was a blacklight and they could light up a plane with all the germs, I think it would petrify everybody.
“My rule of thumb, and I never get sick, is I never put my hands in my mouth or near my face.”