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Recycled Air Isn't The Reason You Get Sick After A Flight

If you’ve ever come down with a cold after a plane trip, you may have blamed the recycled air in the cabin. But as the SciShow video above explains, this notion doesn’t quite fly. The idea that planes simply recycle germy air over and over throughout the cabin is misguided: In reality, planes circulate air from both inside and outside the cabin, filtering it through the same high-quality HEPA filters found in hospital operating rooms.
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