Airbus creates a plane that counteracts the effects of jet lag
Anyone who travels frequently, especially for work, knows how much of an inconvenience jet lag can be. What’s more, trying to work around it–by taking night flights, for example–can turn out to be another annoyance.
Airbus has taken these concerns to heart in designing its latest A350 XWB line of jets. The biggest innovation is the LED lighting in the cabin, which gradually changes colour during the flight to match natural light. This should help the body adapt more smoothly and produce melatonin–a substance that helps us sleep–at a better rate.
Jet lag is also increased by pressure changes and low humidity. So the A350 XBW’s design allows it to be pressurized at conditions closer to those on the ground, with better air humidity to boot. What’s more, the plane has better air filtration, which helps to improve air quality in general.
And if that weren’t enough, the new Airbus also sports larger seats, even in economy. The shape of its wings is also designed to reduce noise.
The first A350 XBW planes are already being used by Qatar Airways. So why not try it out for yourself and see if it really works?