Supermodel Naomi Campbell claims she has the secret to staying cold and flu free when flying. Belinda Liversedge finds out.

On the face of it, the aeroplane seems a particularly ripe environment for germs. Last September, an Emirates airline flight from Dubai was quarantined after around 100 passengers and crew reported feeling ill. Health officials evacuated 10 people and took them to hospital at JFK airport in New York, while passengers, including rapper Ice T looked on in alarm. (The musician tweeted: “So happy I’m up top, it’s a double-decker plane.”)

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