Every year, I buy plane tickets to Orlando in order to avoid a 16 hour drive. Every year, as my trip date draws closer, I talk myself out of flying, and into driving. It's not the fear of flying. It's the fear of getting sick (cold/flu), having been on a plane, sitting by strangers, during flu season (October) who may or may not be sick. If I don't use the tickets I purchased this year, I'll have thrown away $1100 in airfare over the last two years, so I ask to those of you that fly to Orlando, how often are you getting sick after flying???
DW and I are not exactly sure where our Colds come from, on our WDW trips. We DO get them - but we've taken to using precautions when flying....
1) Chewable ZINC tablets, about a day before we fly. This won't prevent a Cold - but it will interfere with the propagation of a Cold Virus.
2) ALWAYS up on our Flu Shots.
3) The big one: We will be the couple wearing SURGICAL MASKS, on all flights. We eat, or drink, NOTHING. Always use hand sanitizer as well.
A lot of this (minus the SURGICAL MASKS) is applicable to our STAY at WDW. One handrail, complete with snot, will do it .
We've knocked down bad illness a lot, despite our age .