Why You Should Never Rest Your Head on the Plane’s Windows

A cabin crew with 24 years of experience advised passengers not to rest their head against the windows in a plane. The veteran cabin crew, Linda Ferguson also suggested to carry antibacterial wipes when you fly.

While traveling, we often focus on what is socially acceptable and what’s not. There are many popular social media accounts that specifically focus on the behavior of people while they travel. It includes simple things ranging from placing feet on the headrests on a plane to drying undies using overhead air.

Most of us manage to avoid such scenarios, however Linda points about seemingly more acceptable acts that can also be gross.

She told Reader’s Digest that passengers often use windows to lean on while they try to catch some sleep but they don’t realize what they could possibly invite doing that. 

Linda also said how she has witnessed many people coughing and sneezing against the surface.

 “I see plenty of people carry Lysol wipes with them that will wipe the area around their seat,” she stated.

“If there was a backlight 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.”

But just worrying about the windows wouldn’t serve the purpose here. Flight attendants on Reddit shared that the tray tables are also full of germs.

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One of the flight attendants wrote: “The tray tables are gross. Can’t even remember how many times I’ve seen babies changed on them, people puke on them, people bleed on them…

“They’re supposed to be cleaned nightly, but I wouldn’t put food directly on them. Nope nope nope!”

And for those worried about the germs lurking from the previous passengers, they advised taking your own antibacterial wipes on board to clean any and all surfaces before you use them.

This is why Linda advised passengers to carry their own antibacterial wipes on board to clean any and all surfaces before you use them.