When it comes to flying, just about every traveller knows where to sit for the best view, the most legroom or longest session of peace and quiet. But where should you sit to find the cleanest spot on a plane?
Well, it turns out there isn't a specific seat that'll keep you away from bacteria that'll have you throwing up long after that first bout of airplane sickness. The discovery comes from earlier this week after a study from Auburn University in Alabama found certain strains of germs could live up to eight days on the common surfaces travellers come into contact with during a flight.
Researchers from the university applied strains of the anitbiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and E. coli O157:H7 to the armrests, plastic tray table, the flush button of the plane's lavatory, a window shade, seat pocket cloth and the leather chair backing of an undisclosed major airline. Check out the video above to see which of these spots are the most likely to cause a transmission via skin contact and which spot are the prime for microbial growth.
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