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Critically Speaking

Aug 4, 2021

In this episode, Therese Markow discusses where the safest seat is on an airplane (and what safety means in different contexts). She passes on the current recommendations for reducing COVID exposure as well as the safest seat in different types of plane crashes. 


 Key Takeaways:

  • There is a difference between safety from COVID-19 and in a crash. 
  • There is some reduction in risk of infection by sitting by the window if you are sitting in economy. Wear your mask.
  • Go to the bathroom before you fly so you don’t have to get up and expose yourself to more people.
  • Exit proximity and fitness are important factors in surviving a plane crash. 


"For both issues, avoiding COVID and having the highest survival after a crash, the safest seats seem to be the window seats at the exit row." —  Therese Markow, Ph.D.


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