A FLIGHT attendant has revealed why you should never choose the window seat if you plan on sleeping.
Tommy Cimato, a member of the cabin crew, has shared some of the best kept secrets of the skies to his 460,000 TikTok followers.
And one of the biggest no-nos? Sleeping on the wall of the window seat.
This, he explains, is because it is one of the dirtiest places to lean on.
He said in his TikTok video: "You're not the only one who has done that, and you don't know how many people or children have wiped their hands or other things all over the window."
He isn't the first person to warn against it – cabin crew member Linda Ferguson, who worked on airlines for 24 years, said it was the dirtiest part of the plane as passengers regularly cough and sneeze against the surface.
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Also touching it with dirty hands or their dirty hair, it isn't advised to lean against it unless you clean it thoroughly.
She told Readers Digest: "I see plenty of people carry 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 everybody."
However, even if you shouldn't lean on the window, the window seat is actually the best seat to pick if you want to avoid getting sick, according to a study.
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The study, conducted in 2018 and funded by Boeing, found you are 80 per cent likely to catch a virus from passengers if sitting near them.
Sitting in the window seat is the best option, as it minimises your risk of crossing other passengers who are sick.
The study, which saw 10 scientists analyse five cross-country flights during flu season, found that sitting in the same row, or in the row in front or behind someone who is sick, are most likely going to also fall sick.
If they are sat in the aisle seat, then they could also infect everyone else in the aisle seats too.
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