YOU’VE HAD THE THOUGHT BEFORE: the airtight doors of the plane close as you begin to taxi for takeoff, you hear someone sneeze, and you think, “I’m going to be covered in germs by the end of this flight.” Well, as it turns out, you were right. TravelMath sent a microbiologist to test airplanes and airports for just how much bacteria you come into contact with during your flight. Unsurprisingly, airplanes (and airports) are less hygienic than your home. TravelMath created this infographic to break down the results. You can read more about the results and methodology here.

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