The dirtiest spot on an airplane, and tips for staying healthy onboard

Airlines are looking into new wellness programs for ultra-long, nonstop flights, including changing menus to promote hydration. We hear about those strategies, and get tips for avoiding germs on flights of any duration. We learn how filthy the bathrooms are, how contaminated the water can be, and why you should keep that overhead fan on all the time.



  • Dr. Mark Gendreau - emergency medicine doctor and chief medical officer of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospital in Massachusetts
  • Scott McCartney - airline reporter, Wall Street Journal