Germ Zone:A� Seat Pocket For: Cold and Influenza A, B, and C viruses I am not a fan of the aircrafts that have the seatback pockets large enough to stow small children.A� Having seat back pockets with that much depth is generally unnecessary, because last I checked, stow-aways on airplanes constituted all kinds of illegalness. Even according to ABC, and the delightfully ridiculous show Pan-Am, stow-aways were frowned upon even in 1963. Picture this. You walk on to the plane, and are greeted with a friendly, welcoming, and genuine (ok I made up the genuine part up) smile from the flight attendant.A� You locate your seat, andA�acquaint yourself with your surroundings, pulling out your personal entertainment center, and reaching into the seatback pocket.A� You feel something slimy….EWWWW! What in all things holy is that?!?! Oh, right? That? Well, thatA�unwelcome stow-away is Mr. R’sA�breakfast, 4 days ripened.A� He decided it was a good idea to turn his seatback pocket into a personal trash disposal. Uh huh… You are welcome.A� Thank you for flying with us today! Toenail clippings, mushy old French fries.A� Hopefully no airsickness bags with actual sickness in them, but I wouldn’t be surprised.A� Yuck. Cold and flu viruses can survive for hours on tissues and longer on plastic and metal surfaces. Bring a carry on that you can easily stow items that you would like to use during flight, and always bring sanitation wipes and waterless hand sanitizer.A� If you must placeA�items in the seat pocket, put them inside a plastic ziplock. And, do everyone a favor:A� Don’t put your used yuckinessA�in the seat pocket.A� It’s not a trash receptacle. Inspiration for this series is thanks to BudgetTravel, and the article, a�?6 Places Germs Breed On a Plane.a�?A� To read the article please click here.