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That’s One Way to Protect Yourself From the Coronavirus

That’s One Way to Protect Yourself From the Coronavirus

If you have to fly during an outbreak, is there such a thing as going too far to protect yourself? For everyone not afraid to choose maximum personal safety over blending in seamlessly with their fellow passengers,  Under The Weather Pods are here.

To help get the word out about their personal tents, Under The Weather Pods’ founder Rick Pescovitz took a flight during the coronavirus outbreak, asked the flight attendant to take this now-viral photo.

While Pescovitz’s pods are meant to keep you dry and warm during rainy and windy weather while you’re watching a game outdoors, or fishing. But, during a time when “travelers are taking unusual steps to protect themselves from the Coronavirus, from wearing water jugs on their heads to covering themselves in plastic tarps” these pods “would work on an airplane.”

And now we can all see what wearing a clear plastic pod on a plane would look like. While this certainly looks like the kind of in-flight accessory that’s bound to attract quite a lot of attention, the creator and wearer of this StadiumPod says that the flight attendant happily took his photo and that the man who sat next to him didn’t even bat an eye.”

We’re not sure if we would react the same way if we were on a flight next to someone who looks like they’re cosplaying as the movie Contagion (2011). But we’re pretty positive that it’s pretty hard to see the in-flight entertainment through a layer of wrinkly plastic and that the CDC says that you’re better off disinfecting your hands than sequestering yourself behind a barrier.


But this photo is pretty hilarious.

View Comments (3)


  1. downinit

    February 10, 2020 at 6:01 am

    More likely that it would just trap any airborne virus inside the ‘tent’ with the paranoid occupant, with poor circulation to keep it from moving on and out. But this device would surely be incredibly annoying in a stadium/arena for anyone sitting behind him.

  2. LapLap


    February 10, 2020 at 8:01 am

    This doesn’t go far enough. Anyone truly dedicated would look to brining a personal sauna tent onboard and get the temperature up to a virus unfriendly 60C. Finnair, you know what to do!

  3. Bradhattan

    February 10, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Looks like it would fog up from your own breath. I would mock the hell out of someone wearing this on a plane. I hope this is a spoof!!!

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