Dangerous Germs: All the Things You Should Never Touch at the Airport

Check-in desk

woman is showing her documents to check-in attendant

The check-in desk isn’t any better than the tablets. | iStock.com/YakobchukOlena

If you’re asked to sign something at the check-in desk, those pens are flooded with pathogens; always try to bring your own if possible. Also, avoid placing your phone on that check in counter; putting your phone down allows it to pick up all kinds of bacteria. Always wear pants with pockets, or carry a bag to put your belongings in rather than putting them down anywhere.

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