This cold and flu season has been bad, and it’s not over yet. And, to make things worse, the news announced they have run out of Tamiflu in the area where I live. So, needless to say, I’m trying to do whatever I can to protect my family and me from getting sick. I worry when we’re out and about among many people because then there is the possibility of being exposed to more sick germs. It also worries me when we travel because we’re around more people (versus staying at home just among ourselves). It does seem that every time we or other family travel during the winter, someone always ends up sick. This especially seems true when traveling via aircraft.
On the SeatSitters.com website (regarding the cleaning of aircraft), John Gobbels of MedJet Assist is quoted as saying, “The FAA doesn’t regulate, so frequency and thoroughness are left up to the airlines themselves. . . . As a rule of thumb, an aircraft is supposed to be completely wiped down after every 30 days of service or at 100 flying-hour intervals. But in theory, that means that an aircraft can be used for dozens of flights between deep cleanings.” That right there has me grossed out and worried. Sick germs could be teeming everywhere, waiting to make us sick.
Let Seat Sitters Help Protect You
Seat Sitters is a company that provides travel kits that are utilized to help protect you and your family from germs (and potentially harmful allergens, if that’s an issue for you or your family). The kit I received comes with a seat cover, allergy mask, tray table cover, sanitary wipes, 2 crayons (for children to color on the table cover) and a peanut allergy sticker (to use on the tray table cover). You can also use it at theaters! Wouldn’t that be nice? Then you don’t have to sit directly on a seat plastered with sticky and unknown substances. This kit sells for $14.99 on their website SeatSitters.com
The seat cover has elastic at the top to help the cover stay in place. The cover is also soft and quiet (it doesn’t make noticeable sounds when moved). The seat cover is reusable and washable. If you choose to dispose of the cover, it is 100% recyclable. The wipes can be utilized to wipe down the hard surfaces (such as the arm rests and table). The entire kit is very light, easily compacted, portable and easy to travel with.
Other Aspects Of The Seat Sitters Kit
For those who have peanut allergy issues, this kit could help, too. The kit comes with a sticker warning of your (or your family’s) allergy to peanuts. The kit can be utilized to keep you on a clean surface to help minimize allergens lurking in your space. Check out SeatSitters.com for other great tips when traveling with a peanut allergy.
The approximate size of the seat cover is 24” x 61” and the kits are available online at SeatSitters.com.
Travel kits come in different varieties, including the Original, the Kids Edition, and the Wedding Edition. Check out their website to see which kits could meet your needs and help you travel more safely.