I am a flight attendant. Here is why you should never lean on the windows.


A FLIGHT attendant revealed the reasons why you should not choose the window seats if you intend to sleep.

Tommy Cimato, a member on the cabin crew, shared some of his most treasured secrets with his 460,000 TikTok subscribers.

Don't sleep on the window seat, a flight attendant has warned


A flight attendant warned that you shouldn’t sleep in the window seat.Credit: Alamy

The biggest no-no is: You should not sleep on the window seat’s wall.

He explained that it was one of the worst places to lean.

In his TikTok video, he said: “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.”

It is not something that he has warned about. Linda Ferguson, a cabin crew member who has worked for airlines for over 24 years, stated that it was the most contaminated part of the plane because passengers often cough and sneeze on the surface.

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You shouldn’t touch it with your hands or hair.

Readers Digest was informed by her: “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.”

A study has shown that even though you shouldn’t be leaning on the windows, the window seat is the best if your goal is to stay healthy.

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.

It is a good idea to sit in the window seat as this reduces the risk of you being dragged by sick passengers.

Ten scientists studied five flights across the country during flu season. They found that people who sit in the same row or row behind someone with flu symptoms are more likely to get sick.

They could infect anyone else in the aisle seats if they were seated in the same seat.

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Here are the seats you should NEVER book on a flight, according to experts.

A man split opinion recently after refusing to get out of the window seat, despite being paid for by another passenger.

The window wall is one of the dirtiest parts of the plane


One of the most filthiest parts of a plane is its window wallCredit: Getty


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