The One Thing You Should Never Do on an Airplane

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Here's a safety tip your flight attendant might not have mentioned
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Make sure to avoid this behavior on your next flight.

Flight safety can be life-saving, which is why your flight attendant will take their time to go over the safety instructions before every takeoff. Smart in-flight precautions aren't limited to just seatbelts and exit routes, however; your behavior during the flight can also be vital to making sure you stay as safe and healthy as you were when you took off. 

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Airplanes are full of germs and unknown bacteria, which is why one of the worst things you can do during your flight is something your flight crew may have neglected to mention: walking barefoot. 

With so many passengers coming through on various flights, the floor of your cabin is full of germs. Bathrooms are also particularly bacteria-ridden and don't normally get a deep-cleaning unless absolutely needed. If you ever end up in the galley, not only should you not be doing your yoga routine, but a trip there without protection for your feet is risky on account of the fact that flight attendants do sometimes have accidents that result in shards of glass on the floor. 

Long flights can be particularly hard, but if you truly need to walk around without shoes, we suggest keeping your compression socks on so that you're not only preventing blood clots, you're preventing any potential bacteria-caused illness as well. Don't let the idea scare you off, however — fear of flying can be assuaged by following all the right safety tips and instructions.