Traveling by plane can be a great experience and a great test.
Now aviation experts share their best tips for making your next flight as good as possible
It’s not just about being in the air, the air we breathe should be as good as it can be.
And there’s actually something you can do about it yourself.
Have you heard that the air in an airplane’s ventilation system is infectious and ensures that COVID-19 and other carriers of infection gain extra speed around the plane?
Then it’s time to put this myth aside.
this is the truth
Because the airplane air experts are clear: keep the air valves open.
– The risk of infection on board aircraft appears to be low, Johan Overvik, Research Director at the Department of Climate and Environment at the Public Health Institute (FHI) told DinSide.
The smartest thing you can do is leave the valves open and make sure ventilation helps prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. It’s the magazine Travel + entertainment Which tells us that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) can detect this The cabin’s air is renewed 20-30 times per hourabout 10 times more than most office buildings.
The air in an airplane cabin is a mixture of fresh air drawn in from outside and recycled air that passes through high-efficiency particulate filters with HEPA, which are able to capture 99.97 percent of particles, including bacteria and viruses, says Brian Newbold. From Pilot Pathfinder to the magazine.
There is of course a very small possibility of bacteria and viruses spreading within the aircraft cabin to The air is sent through a HEPA filter and mixed with fresh air.
In this case, this occurs through transmission of infection from one person to another inside the cabin. The risk increases if the person next to you is coughing or sneezing.
This is where new air from the valves can be very helpful.
This is how it works
Airflow in an airplane cabin goes from top to bottom, not front to back or vice versa.
– Supply usually comes from the top of the cabin, especially via personal air vents and side ducts that run around luggage components. Return flow is typically located on the cabin floor, says Jason Harp, CEO of Air-Cert, LLC and Pacific Air Industries.
The company repairs aircraft spare parts.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a face mask has been mandatory during flights with the vast majority of airlines. The injunction has now been mostly removed.
Use a mask
But if you’re not quite fit, or you’re worried about contracting airborne infections during flights, using a disposable face mask could be the solution. It can also be smart during ascents and descents, as the fresh air system is often turned off during these periods.
In addition: It may be smart to bring your own disinfectant wipes to clean the armrests, table tops and seat belt buckles on the plane.
Because the HEPA filter does not prevent these surfaces from being unclean.
Hello, my name is Odd Roar Lange and I am a travel expert and journalist for DinSide and Dagbladet. Do you have a tip about flying and cleaning and want to tell your story on Norway’s largest consumer website DinSide.no? Or do you have an experience, question or clever suggestion that others should hear about?
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