I’m a flight attendant and there’s a disgusting reason you should NEVER lean out of the window.
A flight attendant has revealed why you should never choose the window seat if you plan to sleep.
Cabin crew member Tommy Cimato shared some of the sky’s best-kept secrets with his 460,000 TikTok followers.
And one of the biggest no-no? Sleep on the window seat wall.
That’s, he explains, because it’s one of the dirtiest places to lean on.
He said in his TikTok video: “You’re not the only one who did this, and you don’t know how many people or kids wiped their hands or stuff all over the window.”
He’s not the first person to warn it – cabin crew member Linda Ferguson, who worked in airlines for 24 years, said it was the dirtiest part of the job. plane because passengers coughed and sneezed regularly against the surface.
Also when touching it with dirty hands or their dirty hair, it is not recommended to lean on it unless you clean it thoroughly.
She told Readers Digest: “I see a lot of people carrying Lysol wipes with them that will wipe the area around their seat.”
“If there was a backlight and they could light up a plane with all the germs, I think it would petrify everyone.”
However, while you shouldn’t lean on the window, the window seat is actually the best seat to choose if you want to avoid getting sick, according to a study.
The study, conducted in 2018 and funded by Boeing, found that you are 80% likely to catch a virus from passengers if you are seated next to them.
Sitting in the seat near the window is the best option, as it minimizes the risk of bumping into other sick passengers.
The study, which saw 10 scientists analyze five cross-country flights during flu season, found that sitting in the same row, or in the row ahead or behind someone who is sick, is very probably also get sick.
If they are sitting in the aisle seat, they could also infect everyone in the aisle seats.
Here are the seats you should NEVER book on a flight, according to experts.
And a man recently split opinion after he refused to leave the window seat – despite another passenger paying him.