Fear of Germy Planes Becomes a Boon for iFly's New Travel-Size Antiseptic Kits

Are the stories of scuzzy planes really true? Mostly, yes

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Long before Covid-19, it was the seasonal flu that people feared, and the 2017 flu season was a bad one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 45 million people got sick that year, over 800,000 bad enough to be hospitalized, and 61,000 died. Of course, most Americans didn’t think about statistics like this back then—but David Rapps did.

Rapps is the CEO of iFly, a company that makes a budget-friendly line of luggage stocked by Kohl’s and Walmart.

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