I'm trying to make 2014 the year I get sick less. Not that I'm always sick, but I did catch a few good germs the last two years (including a bout of whooping cough, brought home by my airline pilot husband from another pilot..).
In comes Scough. I stumbled on this scarf with filter in an email I get around "innovative ideas." I'll say. It's a much more fashionable surgical mask. Although the weirdo Japanese girl in me doesn't mind wearing a cool surgical mask, no doubt you get an odd look or 3 on a plane. Like you're diseased. And contagious...even though you're all those things, you just can't get away with avoiding the stares.
How about a cute scarf with an air-filter built in? Yes, please. There's a replaceable filter that goes around your ears and then you just wrap this bad boy around your face and stay reasonably germ free on a long flight.
I put the Scough to use on my flight from SFO to FRA. There was a dude hacking up a lung a few seats away, and two kids who were likely germ magnets. On the Scough went at the beginning of the flight, I slept in it, and it kept me warm when we got to Frankfort and had to brave a cold spring rain in our remote parking spot. So far, so good. No sniffles. And I'm being a bit more liberal with the hand sanitizer. It helps if you get the nicer-scented ones...makes you want to use them more. Here's to a more germ-free travel experience!